simple local caching DNS

Clarence Brown clabrown at
Wed Nov 3 18:02:56 UTC 2004

Well, I guess I'm a little unsure of having a reverse zone without 
a forward zone.... What are the ramifications of that? 

Maybe a "fake" internal zone? 

How **__SHOULD__** this be handled?

Thanks, Cla.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles Cala" <charles_cala at>
> --- Clarence Brown <clabrown at> wrote:
> > c:\>nslookup
> > *** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain
> > Default Server:
> > Address:
> Lots of people are going to say that nslookup is broken, 
> and windows is super broken ( I agree that windows is broken) 
> however the issue with nslookup is that 
> __ nslookup is functioning as written __ .
> It is trying to do a forward/reverse lookup on the local name server 
> and failing. You can "fix" this by adding a reverse zone for the private 
> address space you have  your machines in. Be aware that sprintlnk  
> won't have that  info.
> -charles

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