how to use nsupdate to insert PTR record ?

Patrick_Scannell at Patrick_Scannell at
Wed Mar 8 17:38:39 UTC 2000

> Can someone please post an example of using nsupdate to add a PTR record
> an file?

Suppose you want to add PTR record for IP: to name
with TTL 3600 through 'nsupdate' command
type the following:

update add 3600 in ptr

(note the reversed order in IP)


"Philippe LE YONCOURT" <philippe.le.yoncourt at> on
03/08/2000 08:00:16 AM

Please respond to "Philippe LE YONCOURT" <philippe.le.yoncourt at>

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Subject:  how to use nsupdate to insert PTR record ?

Hi all

nsupdate works fine with A and CNAME type
echo "update add 3600 IN A"
echo "update add 3600 IN CNAME"
} | nsupdate -v -d

but what is the syntax for PTR records ?

Thanks for your help


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