Dig for a reverse zone transfer

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Apr 22 20:48:29 UTC 2014

In article <mailman.1.1398197481.26362.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
 Roberto Carna <robertocarna36 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear, what are the dig syntaxis in order to get a reverse zone
> transfer from a DNS server ???
> is this correct:
> dig @<name of DNS> 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa axfr    ????

That should do it. It's the same syntax as forward zone transfer, you 
just give the name of the reverse zone.

You can also use the -x option to generate the reverse zone name 

dig @servername -x 192.168.1 axfr

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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