How to define DNS name?

Geoffrey Goodell goodell at
Mon Apr 24 17:17:39 UTC 2006

Hostname representation on the page does not depend upon how
torrc is configured or what appears in the descriptor.  In fact, unless
addr=1 is specified, the script always reverse-resolves an address to
hostname and then also checks to determine whether the resulting
hostname forward-resolves to the original address.  If the condition is
met, then it will display the hostname.  Otherwise, it will display the
original IP address.


On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 03:11:11PM +0200, Tristan Helmich wrote:
> Hi.
> You need to set an DNS A record pointing to your servers IP address and
> configure it in your torrc file.
> Extract from torrc:
>     ## The IP or fqdn for this server. Leave commented out and Tor will
>     guess.
>     Address
> If you don't own an domain name where you can edit the DNS records you
> can register at a free DNS provider like or
> Greetings from sunny Munich
> Tristan
> Landorin wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In the network server list I see server entries such as the following:
> >   altron <> 
> > v3 [DE-TECT-20050224]
> > <>
> >
> >  babylon5 <>
> > 	v1 [SERVER4YOU-1
> > <>]
> >
> >
> > For my server it only shows my IP where the first server has "dont-dos...".
> > How exactly can I change that so instead of showing my IP it shows a DNS like name? The Wiki only says something about controling the DNS names for my server but I don't really know what that means and how that can be done. For DNS resolving, my PC contacts my ISP DNS servers.
> > <>
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