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Oct 20 / Greg

Bind9 – Sending Reverse Records To Another Name Server

Occasionally I’ll have the need to send a block of reverse DNS entries from my BIND9 server over to someone else.

When you create the entries in your reverse zone, be sure to use a DNS name verses an IP address for the alternate name server:
If my subnet is and I wanted to send IP over to DNS server to be resolved I would do it as such.


In the above example, resolves to

If you try and do it like this, it will fail!:


You also can’t have a PTR record and an NS record for the same address.

Happy resolving 🙂

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