[Samba] DNS /16 reverse zone issues with children and octets

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Nov 3 12:18:52 UTC 2020

On 03/11/2020 12:05, Paul Littlefield via samba wrote:
> On 03/11/2020 11:49, Rowland penny via samba wrote:
>> That is strange, first thought is that it is possibly a Windows bug, 
>> if anything Windows should refuse to show any IPv4 address with more 
>> than 4 octets. Have you tried checking the records in AD with 
>> ldbsearch ?
> I haven't tried that 'ldbsearch' yet - can you give me an example please?
> Forward and reverse DNS lookups work...
> $ host dc3
> dc3.bigjigstoys.com has address
> $ host
> domain name pointer dc3.mydomain.com.
> ...errr, so not sure where the extra octet is appearing from in the 
> Windows GUI!?
> :)
> Paully
Looks like you don't need to dig into AD, the standard dns tools are 
showing you the records exist (even if you forgot to sanitise one of the 


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