SUMMARY - Using nslookup

From: Jerry Springer (
Date: Wed Jun 22 1994 - 21:36:20 CDT

Well, once again the group comes through and in a very short time.
The original posting was:

>I have recently set up DNS at our site. Everything seems to be functioning
>fine. When I use nslookup to query the database to resolve a hostname to IP
>address it works fine. But when I give it an IP address and want it to return
>the hostname, well I can't get that to work. It might be something as simple
>as setting certain parameters inside nslookup, or it could be that my
>"domainname".rev file is incorrect.

The answer was to set type=ptr , after invoking nslookup.

Thanks go to
Amitesh Mukherjee (
who responded with:
>set type=ptr

Ric Anderson <ric@Artisoft.COM>
who responded with:
        coyote$ nslookup
        Default Server: optima.CS.Arizona.EDU
> set type=ptr
        Server: optima.CS.Arizona.EDU
        Address: name = optima.CS.Arizona.EDU

As a little PS, I also tried entering the IP address in regular forward
notation (xxx.yy.zzz.aa/ and that worked too.

Jerry Springer Phone: (516) 746-7777 Ext. 167
Ergonomics Group/ValCom Fax: (516) 741-0145
191 Herricks Rd. Internal Email:springer@ergo
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