Server Management: Network

Description From the Network Server Management tab, you can view the ports used by the server, view IP Details and perform actions on your network settings.



In the network section of the Network Server Management page you can view the number of server ports and their MAC addresses.

View Port state of your Dedicated & Bare metal server

1. Click on the Show link behind the port you want to view. 

2. the port status and port speed appears.

You can load all port states and speeds by clicking on the Load all link. This will result in a longer period of loading.

Enable/Disable port

1. Click on the Show link behind the port you want to view.

2. the port status and port speed will appear.

3. Click on the Disable/Enable link behind the port's speed 

The disable/enable switchport dialog box displays.

4. Click on confirm.

The close/open switchport succes dialog box appears.

Network information

Under network information you can view datagraphs with in- and outgoing bandwith/datatraffic in specific a period of time by selecting two dates.

These graphs can stored in the following formats: PNG, JPEG, PDF and SVG vector. By clicking the drop down icon 

IP Details

The IP Details section on the Network Server Management page displays the server IP('s), the Netmask address, the Gateway address, if nullrouting is enabled/disabled, the Reverse DNS and you can Null route the IP.

Column name Description
# Displays the number of IPs assigned to the server.
IP Displays the IP address.
Netmask Displays the netmask address.
Gateway Displays the gateway address.

Displays whether the IP address has null routing enabled/disabled.
Null routing enabled.

Null routing disabled.

Reverse DNS

Displays the domain name that is associated with the servers IP address and the edit link to set reverse DNS.

Actions Displays the Null route link to enable/disable Null routing.

Setting Reverse DNS

The standard reverse lookup that is implemented is:

To set a new Reverse DNS click the edit button.  

Enter the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) in the highligthed area for the server to provide reverse lookup, click Confirm.

Null- route an IP address

You can stop all incoming and outgoing connections to an IP address by null routing it. If you have multiple IP addresses associated with your server, null routing is an alternative to disabling the switch port, which would result in a server that is completely unreachable.

Why would I null-route an IP address?

There could be a lot of traffic heading towards an IP address that is used by your server. This can be caused by a popular website going viral or it can be caused by malicious traffic. The problem is that the extra amount of traffic can be generating more bandwidth usage than you committed to in your contract, resulting in an increase of your monthly bill. Or it can use all the resources of your server resulting in downtime or very slow responses for all of the services on that server.

By null routing the IP the generated traffic will be stopped at our core router infrastructure so it will never reach your server.

How to null-route a IP address

Perform the following steps to null-route an IP address:

  1. In the IP details section of the server click the 'Null route' link.

    The IP Null-routing dialogue box displays.

  2. Enter the following information, and click Confirm. 

    Field Name Description
    Comment* Enter a comment when null routing the IP address.
    Ticket Enter a ticket number that you want to associate with the null route. (optional)
    Null-routing duration (hours) Enter the total hours for which you want to null route the IP address. (optional)
    Note: If you do not enter a value, the IP address will be null routed until you remove it.

    The confirmation box appears displaying the IP which is null routed.

How to remove a null-route

If there is no time specified when null-routing the IP address. The null-route will remain active until removed manually. To remove a null-route proceed with the following steps.

  1. In the IP details section click the Un-null link.

    The Un-Null IP Address message box appears.

  2. Verify the IP address displayed in the box and click Confirm.

    The confirmation box appears.


In the Action panel you can perform tasks to manage your server. The actions are explained in the Server Management: Actions page.