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Date:      Sat, 06 Jan 2001 23:52:24 -0700
From:      Wes Peters <wes@softweyr.com>
To:        Randy Bush <randy@psg.com>
Cc:        Peter Brezny <peter@sysadmin-inc.com>, freebsd-net@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: general question re: PTR records.
Message-ID:  <3A581228.2DBAD34C@softweyr.com>
References:  <000101c0781d$9b4a5ae0$46010a0a@sysadmininc.com> <E14Eza7-000DmA-00@rip.psg.com> <3A5808B5.6ECDBAA1@softweyr.com> <E14F91S-00068O-00@rip.psg.com>

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Randy Bush wrote:
> 
> >>> jack.com.     IN      A       x.y.z.q
> >>> ...
> >>> q.z.y.x-in.addr.arpa. IN      PTR     jack.com.
> >> hint: what would be the label of such a zone?  i.e. what is the label on the
> >> soa?
> > The domain in reverse, i.e.
> > 42.168.192.in-addr.arpa.      IN      SOA
> > would begin the SOA record for a 192.168.42 address.
> 
> then how would one find the jack.com. name in the 42.168.192.in-addr.arpa.
> zone?

One would not find jack.com. in that zone.  

One might find 12.42.168.192.in-addr.arpa with a PTR value of "jack.com".  
If one wanted to find jack.com, one would look in the .com domain.  If one
was interested in success, that is.

-- 
            "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                                         Softweyr LLC
wes@softweyr.com                                           http://softweyr.com/


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