IP Management

For a Virtual Server, the IP management feature allows the you to check the current status of the IP address (which can be either "Active" or "Nulled"), change the status (between "Nulled" and "Active") and to change the reverse DNS entry (which by default is: hosted-by.leaseweb.com).

Nulling an IP address makes that IP completely unreachable to the external world (the Internet). You might want that in case you need to make your Virtual Server inaccessible without powering it off. The customer will also lose access to the Virtual Server. Once it’s nulled, it will only be reachable using the Remote Console. Note that each time you Null or Un-null, you might need to wait up to 15 minutes before the task is completed (a message is shown with this information).

Although it’s not mandatory, the reverse DNS name is usually required by some Internet Services (such as mailing). You may have to configure your own entry.

Managing IP address of a Virtual Server

Perform the following steps to manage the IP address (change status, update reverse DNS, nul or un-null route) of a Virtual Server:

  1. In the menu bar, under Cloud, select "Virtual Server".
    The Virtual Servers Overview page displays. 
  2. Click the Manage button for the virtual server for which you want to manage the IP address.
    The Server Management page displays.

  3. Under "Actions", click the "IP Management" link.
    The "IP Address Management" pop-up window displays.

    You can view/perform the following actions form this window: 

    Field Name Description
    IP Address Displays the IP address of the selected Virtual Server.
    Type Depending on the IP address, it could be either IPv4 or IPv6.
    Status Displays the current status of the IP address. It could either "Active" or "Nulled".
    Reverse DNS Name By default, it is set as “hosted-by.leaseweb.com”. If you have your own domain name, you can optionally type the domain name here, and then click the "Update" link.

    You can either "null-route" an IP address or "un-null route" it. By null-routing, you kill all incoming and outgoing connections from an IP address.

    Under "Actions", click the "Null-route" link, enter the following information in the "IP Null-routing" pop-up window, and click the "Confirm" button.

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