Solved

DnsCmd /ZoneAdd - Reverse Lookup Zone

Posted on 2012-04-01
3
1,687 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-05
Hi,
I am trying to add a reverse lookup zone with dnscmd with below command line. The zone is added but not in reverse lookup zones, its added in the forward lookup zones.

C:\>dnscmd ns1 /zoneadd 213.88.225.176-28 /primary /file 176-28.225.88.213.in-addr.arpa.dns /load
DNS Server ns1 created zone 213.88.225.176-28:
Command completed successfully.
dns.png
0
Comment
Question by:cynkan
3 Comments
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 37792937
That's because "213.88.225.176-28" is not the FQDN of a reverse lookup zone. The Microsoft DNS MMC displays it like that, but the dnscmd syntax requires the  FQDN. So try
dnscmd.exe ns1 /zoneadd 176-28.225.88.213.in-addr.arpa /primary /file 176-28.225.88.213.in-addr.arpa.dns /load
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Sandy
ID: 37793171
in-addr.arpa is necessary to be recognized as Reverse lookup zone.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Venugopal N
ID: 37795409
The reverse lookup zone address need to be in the format of Network Id.in.addr.arpa.

For example  forward lookup zone is 172.16.11/24 (that is, 172.16.11.0 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0), then the reverse lookup zone usually is named 11.16.172.in-addr.arpa.

Hence check the zonename and the file name provided with the dnscmd command.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scenario:  You do full backups to a internal hard drive in either product (SBS or Server 2008).  All goes well for a very long time.  One day, backups begin to fail with a message that the disk is full.  Your disk contains many, many more backups th…
Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question