reverse lookup on local IP (10.0.0.1)?
alexkrowitz at my-deja.com
Sat Nov 13 01:21:31 UTC 1999
Thank you very much for your help. That did the trick! Does this mean
that reverse lookup does not make use of /etc/hosts?
In article <n5ZW3.20$KP4.837 at burlma1-snr2>,
Barry Margolin <barmar at bbnplanet.com> wrote:
> In article <80gq0s$ek4$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>,
> alex <alexkrowitz at my-deja.com> wrote:
> >Does anyone know whether I should be able to nslookup my local IP?
> >I have a small network set up as 10.x.x.x, and dial in to an ISP.
> >My caching nameserver is on 10.0.0.1.
> >If I try (from the 10.0.0.1 machine) to nslookup 10.0.0.1, I get:
> >-> Server: localhost
> >-> Address: 127.0.0.1
> >-> *** localhost can't find 10.0.0.1: Non-existent host/domain
> >Shouldn't I be able to resolve 10.0.0.1 to a name?
> You need to make your caching server authoritative for the
> reverse zone, and add a PTR record for its own address. It won't be
> to do this by its normal caching scheme, because the public delegation
> that reverse domain obviously won't point to servers that list your
> Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
> GTE Internetworking, Powered by BBN, Burlington, MA
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Alex <alexkrowitz at my-dejanews.com>
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