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Old 11-13-2007
nslookup strangness

what would cause the nslookup to work one way but not the other?

for most machine it works both ways.
Address:      name = machine1.prod.local

>nslookup machine1

Name:   machine1.prod.local

but for one of the machines it only works on one direction!?!:
>nslookup machine2

Name:   machine2.prod.local


Non-authoritative answer:
*** Can't find No answer

Authoritative answers can be found from:
.       nameserver = I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.       nameserver = H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

any idea?
# 2  
Old 11-13-2007
Have you checked to see if the zone "94.18.172.in-addr.arpa" is setup correctly in BIND?

# 3  
Old 11-13-2007
Originally Posted by purest
but for one of the machines it only works on one direction!?!:
Address to name isn't called reverse-lookup for nothing. Name to address and address to name are technically different lookups and use different files as mentioned in the previous post.
# 4  
Old 12-13-2007
This file exists?

You've got this:
Non-authoritative answer:
*** Can't find No answer

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