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Is the reverse DNS lookup performed by IRC networks usually validated against the forward lookup?

Google gave me conflicting answers for this one. Some believed that most networks take the lazy attitude to DNS lookups and simply set your hostname to whatever RDNS throws up while others said it was ...
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How does hostname spoofing/customization work on IRC networks?

I've used IRC for a long time and I've seen people with really unique hostnames. I'm wondering how they are able to have those? My theory is that one sets up a server as part of the efnet/freenode ...