Sv: reverse resolving

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Tue Mar 20 20:22:54 UTC 2001

Um, no, you got that backwards. Remember, reverse zones are in *reverse* octet
order, with appended to them. So the zone should be either or, with being
preferred so that mistyped addresses don't generate queries over the Internet
(one can always delegate subzones later if the zone gets unmanageable).

- Kevin

Skie[CiX] wrote:

> Heyas Thomas,
> You need an entry in your named.conf that looks something like
> zone "" in {
>     type master;
>     file "zone/8.168.192";
> }
> then in 8.168.192 you have the same SOA as in your zone file.
> for each host/machine you want reverse name lookup on, do a
> 20        PTR
> where 20 is the last number of the IP address (
> I hope this is what you needed, and if you've got any questions feel free to
> email me.
> Regards,
> Thomas Eriksen.

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