IP Address management for VPS

For a VPS, the IP address 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 VPS inaccessible without powering it off. The customer will also lose access to the VPS. 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 VPS

Perform the following steps to manage the IP address (change status, update reverse DNS, nul or un-null route) for your VPS:

  1. In the menu bar, under Compute, click Virtual Private Server.
  2. Click on the ID of the VPS for which you want to manage the IP Address.
  3. Under Actions, click the IP Address Management link.
    The IP Address Management pop-up window displays.

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

    Field NameDescription
    IP AddressDisplays the IP address of the VPS.
    TypeDepending on the IP address, it could be either IPv4 or IPv6.
    StatusDisplays the current status of the IP address. It could either Active or Nulled.
    Reverse DNS NameBy 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 Submit.

    Field NameDescription
    CommentEnter 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.

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