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A PTR record is essentially the opposite of an A record. A records resolve names to IP addresses. PTR records resolve IP addresses to names.

A record = give me a name I'll give you an IP
PTR record = give me an IP I'll give you a name

Try it out in windows:
ping "www.yahoo.com"
Here is what I got:
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F:\>ping www.yahoo.com

Pinging www-real.wa1.b.yahoo.com [69.147.76.15] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=53
Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=53
Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=65ms TTL=53
Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=53
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now do a "ping -a IP-ADDRESS" which will spit you back the name attached to that IP
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F:\>ping -a 69.147.76.15

Pinging f1.www.vip.re1.yahoo.com [69.147.76.15] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=53
Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=88ms TTL=53
Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=12ms TTL=53
Reply from 69.147.76.15: bytes=32 time=46ms TTL=53

Ping statistics for 69.147.76.15:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 12ms, Maximum = 88ms, Average = 41ms
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Your accessing PTR records to do this.

... and just so you beileve me try a "ping 69.147.76.15" and check the results




FYI: if your doing a ping -a to an intranet host you need to configure reverse lookup for it to work properly.
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When is the next PTR character reset?

The PTR had reset a long time ago, since this question was asked in November. Now patch 3.3 is up, and it will reset again "soon" according to Blizzard.

What does ptr stand for?

ptr could stand for many things: 1. People trespassing repeatedly 2. Public testing realm 3. Parks transporting rares

When will PTR be back?

The PTR is currently up and running for patch 3.3. I am not sure how long it will take until the next patch testing phase, but the only answer from Blizzard is "soon."

How do you get on ptr now on aqworlds?

look up aqworldsptr on google, its the second link, or click this link: http://aqworlds.battleon.com/game/default_ptr.asp Members only, so srry if ur not.

How do you install wow ptr?

The World of Warcraft PTR (Public Test Realm) is installed in nearly the same way that the regular client is. It just needs to be in a separate directory than the regular game
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How exactly does DNS PTR work?

PTR is an abbreviation for pointer record. This pointer record is often used to do a reverse DNS search. DNS means DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM. These searches are done in order to figu