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Old 11-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy [bind] reverse lookup for loopback ipv6 address

Hello Group,

My zone file has two records, '::1' and '::2' where I am able to resolve '::2' but not '::1'. Please refer to the configuration snippet below.

OS: Debian Lenny
software: bind-9.6.1-P1
zone configuration:

$TTL 86400
@ IN SOA (
2009102800 ; Serial (YYYYMMDDVV)
28800 ; Refresh (8 hours)
1800 ; Retry (30 minitues)
604800 ; Expires (1 week)
43200) ; Negative cache (12 hours)

; reserved: loopback IN PTR localhost. IN PTR localhost2.

yuguri@apple:~$ host ::2 domain name pointer localhost2.

yuguri@apple:~$ host ::1 has no PTR record

Any idea why 'host ::1' is returning 'has no PTR record' and 'host ::2' works just fine?

Old 02-26-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Include the following line in the options stanza in /etc/named.conf:

options {
directory "/var/named";
disable-empty-zone "";

Last edited by ChrisAbela; 02-26-2011 at 06:04 PM.


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