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REVERSE LOOKUP ZONE - REQUIRED? IF JUST CREATED, HOW TO POPULATE? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just noticed now, after God knows how long, that we don't have a Primary reverse lookup zone for our workstation network and created one.  Any downside to creating one now?  How will it get populated?  Via DHCP leases expirations and renewals, if DHCP is setup to update DNS properly?  What are some pros and cons of having and not having a reverse lookup zone.  Can someone give some an exampe of a pro and con?  Thanks Experts!
    • Edited by guesthost Monday, April 10, 2017 1:44 PM
    Monday, April 10, 2017 1:44 PM

Answers

  • Hi Vci,

    DHCP server could register PTR records to DNS server, and if this reverse lookup zone is not existed, and DHCP server cannot create this records.

    >>Any downside to creating one now

    There has no PTR records for some A records that have been existed.

    >>How will it get populated?

    This srv record is registered by DHCP server or clients.

    >> What are some pros and cons of having and not having a reverse lookup zone

    If there has no reverse lookup zone, you cannot get FQDN by querying IP address.

    For more information about this zone, please reference link below for further understanding:

    Understanding Reverse Lookup 

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730980%28v=ws.11%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best Regards

    John


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    • Edited by John Lii Tuesday, April 11, 2017 8:17 AM
    • Marked as answer by guesthost Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:08 PM
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:55 AM