problem with bind 9.2.1 and reverse lookups

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Wed Jun 19 00:01:40 UTC 2002

spam-google at wrote:

> I run a redhat 7.2 box running bind 9.2.1 . When i attempt to do a
> reverse lookup for an address i havent setup a PTR record for, it
> doesnt resolve.  Example: Any of the hosts i've defined in my zone
> will reverse resolve, but if i enter the Ip of or,
> it wont resolve in nslookup or a trace route.  Any suggestions? Thank
> you for your help.

Reverse records for addresses in other folks' address ranges are
Internet names just like any others. How is your nameserver set up to
resolve Internet names?

- Kevin

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