Glynn Clements (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 18:01:47 +0200 (GMT--1:00)

intalt wrote:

> I'm trying to add a new external host to our DNS (BIND 4.9.5-P1).
> I added the entry to db.ourdomain that looks like this:
> newhost IN A
> and the entry to that looks like this:
> xxx IN PTR
> and restarted it.
> An nslookup to both the new ip and the new hostname work from
> our network, and a nslookup to the new name from outside our network
> works fine, but an nslookup to the new ip from outside returns non-existent
> host/domain. What else do I have to change to get the outside to be able to
> do gethostbyaddress correctly? I've looked in the O'Reilly "DNS and BIND"
> book but the only thing it mentions for this problem is that the PTR isn't
> set up
> right, but it is setup just like the rest of the hosts, all of which work
> fine. Anyone
> have any ideas?

I apologise if this seems obvious, but did you remember to increment
the serial number in the SOA record?

Glynn Clements <>

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