FYI -- nslookup

Barry Finkel b19141 at
Wed Jun 19 13:53:16 UTC 2002

"Andrew Flagg" <andyf at> wrote (in part):

>this is pretty cool. the nslookup command on XP pro... using the ls -d.... 
>i just can't figure out how to show PTR records for reverse DNS info. type=PTR doesn't work.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: Andrew Flagg 
>To: mcs at 
>Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 12:28 AM
>Subject: update on nslookup
>pretty cool.. the command called "ls" is cool. it gets all the data right now.. no need to set and use the type command.
>> server
>Default Server:
>> ls -d
>                     SOA
>(2000206162 43200 7200 3600 3600)
>                     NS

In what zone were you searching for PTR records?  The command

     ls -d

will not return any PTR records, because (I assume) that there are no
PTR records in that zone.   If you tried a zone transfer on a zone like

     ls -d

you will see PTR records, assuming that you are allowed to do the zone
Barry S. Finkel
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