stupid newbie reverse dns question

David Botham dns at
Thu Jan 16 21:24:32 UTC 2003

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> Subject: stupid newbie reverse dns question
> I have a mail server on a different subnet than my master DNS server.
> Do I need to set up a DNS server for reverse lookups on the same
> subnet as the mail server, or can I add a reverse lookup zone on the
> master server in the 1st subnet?
> Running w2k DNS on master, Bind 9.x on 1st slave (seperate subnet) and
> would implement bind 9.x on the same subnet as the mail server if
> necessary). W2k server will be replaced with bind at some point.
> For some reason, I have an impression that dns servers need to be on
> that subnet for reverse lookups.

Add the appropriate zone(s) / entries to your existing name
servers.  Make sure that those zones are delegated to your name


> Thanks

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