Reverse lookup setup on Windows 2000 DNS

Posted on 2003-02-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hi Guys,

I have a windows 2000 server. I have setup DNS and the only thing I am confused about issetting up reverse lookup zone.

I set it up as a Active integrated Zone, and when it asked for the Network ID, i specified that as 192.168.112 (The internal network is 192.168.112.x and the server itself is

I then read somewhere that when setting up the reverse lookup zone, the network ID should be provided in reverse, i.e. 112.168.192

Which is correct?

The domain although setup like a "real" domain, is non exsistent. The dns is not configured as a root server. All unknown queries are forwarded to the ISP DNS.

So basically, my question is when setting up the reverse lookup zone, how should i specify the Network ID.

Question by:harmann
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if ur network is then u need to create zone as "in-addr.arpa.1.168.192" and add your pointer records in that.

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compasspc earned 200 total points
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In the wizard for setting up a new zone, enter 192.168.112 as the Network ID. In the field below that is grayed-out you'll see it reverses it for you. You'll know this is right because if you do it the other way when you automatically create PTR records in the Forward Lookup Zone it'll give you an error message that the Reverse Lookup Zone doesn't exist.

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Many thanks CompassPC

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