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Checklist: Create a Reverse Lookup Zone

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Domain Name System (DNS) servers can enable clients to determine the DNS name of a host based on the host's IP address by providing a special zone called a reverse lookup zone. A reverse lookup zone contains pointer (PTR) resource records that map IP addresses to the host name. Some applications, such as secure Web applications, rely on reverse lookups. Create a reverse lookup zone only if applications running on your network require it. Otherwise, disable dynamic updates for pointer (PTR) resource records by client computers.

 

Task Reference

Read about reverse lookups.

Understanding Reverse Lookup

Create a reverse lookup zone.

Add a Reverse Lookup Zone

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