Reverse Lookup problem (Duplicate zone found)


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Simon

Hi Folks,

I am facing this problem when I query my Windows DNS for reverse lookup from
dnsstuff.com

WARNING: Duplicate zone found (100/28.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa. is repeated).
This can prevent the lookup from continuing
(BIND8 and BIND9 will cause a 'server failure' response). Although
I will continue, be aware that
most DNS servers will not see your reverse DNS entry.

(Sorry that I had to conceal the first three octets of the IP with 10.10.10
being my clients IP.)

The ISP has configured a CNAME referral to point to the internal DNS which
is hosted at our premises.

On the Internal DNS I created a reverse zone 100.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa. with
the PTR Record of the mail relay server
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Please help me as there quite a number of Domains which are bouncing emails
if I do not have this reverse lookup.

Cheers
Simon.
 
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Simon

after doing all crazy things I found out that the child zone name should
match the parent which is delegating
i.e
A Parent Server delegates 100/28.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa. to my server which
is the child. Then I should be creating a zone called
100/28.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa.
and NOT 100.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa

I was under the impression that a Windows DNS would not accept somthing like
a slash in the zone name but a re-reading of KB article 174419 nailed it.

Cheers
~Simon
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

In
Simon said:
after doing all crazy things I found out that the child
zone name should match the parent which is delegating
i.e
A Parent Server delegates 100/28.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa.
to my server which is the child. Then I should be
creating a zone called 100/28.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa.
and NOT 100.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa

I was under the impression that a Windows DNS would not
accept somthing like a slash in the zone name but a
re-reading of KB article 174419 nailed it.

You can create a zone named 100/28.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa. but the file will
replace the / with an underscore, slashes are not allowed in file names.
The name you give it must be the same as the CNAME given it by your ISP. FYI
some ISPs will delegate the reverse lookup to the Forward lookup for a
domain you own and have administrative rights to because most people don't
have access to a DNS server to create an xx.xx.xx.in-addr.arpa zone.
 

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