nsookup error - how to create PTR record?

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Hello,

When I use nslookup I get the error:

*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.3.1: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.3.1

192.168.3.1 is my gateway's address (the router)

I have my TCP/IP settings to automatically fetch both my IP and the DNS
servers.

Doing some searching on the net some people say I need to create a PTR
record for this reverse lookup - but I can't figure out how to do this. One
article says there should be a DNS  Management tool under Control Panel ->
Administrative Tools but I do not have this...

How do I resolve this?

WinXP SP3

Re: nsookup error - how to create PTR record?



You could start by posting in a networking newsgroup, where you are bound to
find more/better help than in this one for Windows Media Center.

If you are trying to launch the DNS console (dnsmgmt.msc), that is found in
Windows Server OS's where a DNS server would be running, not on a desktop OS
(typically, you would be running the DNS client there).
--
James Wolf [MS-MVP]
Orlando, FL

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Re: nsookup error - how to create PTR record?



Oh I made a mistake - I had thought I was posting to Networking - I must have
misclicked the category

My apologies.

"Jaime" wrote:

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192.168.3.1 is a private IP address used for local Networks.

192.168.xxx.xxx is the range of addresses from your local home network
system.

When your router connects with an outside network you have an outside IP
address, but your computers IP address with still be the one assigned by
DNS server (Your Router).

My Ipconfig is:
Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

----------
192.168.1.102 is this computer's IP address. The default Gateway for my
network is 192.168.1.1.

Those are not my world's view of my internet connection. I have another
address that is assigned by the ISP that the router sees.

That address can be seen on the Status page of the Router.

If you put your default gateway ip address as http://192.168.3.1 in the
address bar of Internet Explorer or other internet browser, you will get
the Router password screen.

On the router's status page you can see you world Internet address, Default
Gateway address, DNS1, DNS2 addresses.

Those are the IP addresses that the world sees for your computer.

If your want a reverse lookup. Goto:
http://psacake.com/web/eg.asp

Info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_DNS_lookup
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CSM1
http://www.carlmcmillan.com

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