Denied Query

Jim Britain jbritain at
Thu Jan 30 11:06:56 UTC 2003

On 30 Jan 2003 04:09:17 -0000, Fred Viles
<fv+abuse at> wrote:

>Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote in news:b0kb5h$2728$1
>As I understand it, "the rule" is that a nameserver is supposed to 
>be authoritative for its own PTR record, irrespective of whether 
>the corresponding zone is delegated to it or not.  I don't recall 
>exactly where I read this "rule", but it was given without 
>explanation.  Is the only reason to do this to make nslookup happy?  
>If so, what's the history behind this seeming chicken-and-egg case 
>(the rule only exists for compatibility with a tool that checks for 
>compliance with the rule...)


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