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Auto populate reverse zone PTR records
« on: January 03, 2014, 06:38:13 AM »

Dear all,

I have 16x /24 IPv4 blocks for which I have been delivering reverse DNS using BIND and the lovely $GENERATE feature in BIND. Now, I am trying to migrate some of these blocks to beta for reverse dns. I have successfully opened an account and added the first reverse zone however, I am struggling to enter 255 PTR records (x16) one by one.

Does anyone know of any tricks which can be used to create or import multiple PTR records at once?

I am aware that BIND zone import is something that is being worked on as an enhancement - so, I request the developers to consider adding BIND $GENERATE compatibility in the imports as well.

Any thoughts / notes will be much appreciated.



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Re: Auto populate reverse zone PTR records
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 01:27:39 PM »

Perhaps this tool could help you:

(However, for some reason, I couldn't get it to resolve to a web site today.  DNS works, but that's as far as it gets.  The web server must be broken.)


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Re: Auto populate reverse zone PTR records
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 08:44:06 PM »

Add the zone as a slave zone with your current server as master.  Wait for it to load.  a) leave it that way - keep your $GENERATE  b) click "Convert", and will copy the zone to as the master.