Microsoft KB Archive/248629
Article ID: 248629
Article Last Modified on 2/28/2007
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q248629
When you use RFC2317 classless in-addr.arpa delegation, WINS reverse lookup does not work for the delegated zone if the delegated zone resides on a different DNS server.
This issue can occur if you configure your DNS servers as described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
174419 How to Configure a Subnetted Reverse Lookup Zone on Windows NT
Classless in-addr.arpa delegation is a scheme to configure reverse IP address lookup.
Normally, a reverse IP address lookup for the address 192.168.10.42 results in a DNS query for 188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa. With classless in-addr.arpa delegation using a subnet mask of 255.255.255.192, this query may be substituted by a query for 42.0-184.108.40.206.in-addr.arpa.
When you configure WINS reverse lookup for the delegated subzone, the DNS server needs to determine the IP address from the query. With a query like 42.0-220.127.116.11.in-addr.arpa., the server is unable to determine the corresponding IP address.
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