Reverse dns ptr/mx records not working.. Getting stuck in loop.


C

Combfilter

I've checked my settings over and over, and everyone suggest the
samething, but it's not working.. I need a reverse record for our mail
server.
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Asking h.root-servers.net for 163.39.209.24.in-addr.arpa PTR record:
h.root-servers.net says to go to FIGWORT.arin.net. (zone: 63.in-
addr.arpa.)

Asking FIGWORT.arin.net. for 163.39.209.24.in-addr.arpa PTR record:
figwort.arin.net says to go to NS2.LEVEL3.net. (zone: 209.24.in-
addr.arpa.)

Asking NS2.LEVEL3.net. for 163.39.209.63.in-addr.arpa PTR record: Got
CNAME referral to ourdnsserver.domain.com. (zone 163.160-
175.39.209.24.in-addr.arpa.)

Asking ourdnsserver.domain.com. for 163.160-175.39.209.24.in-addr.arpa.
PTR record:
ourdnsserver.domain.com says to go to ns2.level3.net. (zone:
209.24.in-addr.arpa.)

Asking ns2.level3.net. for 163.160-175.39.209.24.in-addr.arpa. PTR
record:
ns2.level3.net says to go to NS28.CUSTOMER.LEVEL3.NET. (zone: 160-
175.39.209.24.in-addr.arpa.)

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24.209.39.163 = ourmailserver.domain.com (that ip is really not our
mailserver, but for all practical purposes it is here in this example)

OK so after that it just gets in a loop and times out.. what i don't
understand is that when it hits Level(3)'s dns server it does what it's
susposed to do and pass the reverse request on to our dns server. Then
our DNS server acts like a dumbass.. instead of answering the request our
dns server pass that shit back out to the authoritive dns server (level 3
's dns servers in this case) and then we go back into the whole loop over
again.

I have the following set up..

forward zone for domain.com:
host for ourmailserver.domain.com
mx for ourmailserver.domain.com
pointer for ourmailserver.domain.com

reverse zone for domain.com:
is 24.209.39.163-175
ptr for ourmailserver.domain.com

and that's it. I have checked with other people and they say all you need
is the reverse ptr in there.

I am sure i am missing something really easy.. any help would be
appreciated.

thx
-comb
 
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