Bind 9.3.2 on Win2k - reverse lookups

Mark B mark.e.barrett at
Wed Apr 12 02:42:12 UTC 2006

Hello, I am having a problem with a new installation of BIND 9.3.2
running on Win2k server. I am hosting a master zone for both forward
and reverse lookup. The forward lookup is working fine, and is
replicating successfully to a slave server. I can't get reverse to work
at all, when I do an NSLOOKUP to this box I get the error "can't find server failed"
I have read through the ISC BIND Administrator's manual which doesn't
seem to address my problem. The examples they provide include a reverse
mapping for the loopback address - is this required? I cannot seem to
find any good references to file formats for BIND file formats on
My reverse file looks like this:
$TTL 900
@		SOA

@		NS
@		NS

42		PTR

and, the relevant section of my named.conf looks like this:
zone "" {
	type master;
	file "1.2.3.rev";
	allow-transfer {;

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