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[HELP] How is this reverse lookup provided

In article <gg.791733803@gen-off-2>, Gordon Grant <gg@jet.uk> wrote:
>Can anyone explain what is going on, who/why/how has this one machine's
>number become the subject of this special treatment.

If you try `whois 145.239.32.32', you'll see that this host is known to
the InterNIC, presumably because it's a nameserver for a zone delegated
from there (something under one of the three-letter top-level domains,
or an in-addr.arpa zone for a net not taken from a block administered by
a provider).

Because 239.145.in-addr.arpa isn't delegated (yet), the InterNIC build
entries for all the hosts with 145.239.x.y addresses that they know
about directly into the in-addr.arpa zone.

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin        | "System V wasn't going to go away just because POSIX
Public IP Exchange | said so.  (More's the pity.)" -- Henry Spencer

Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.protocols.tcp-ip.domains
Subject: Re: [HELP] How is this reverse lookup provided
Date: 6 Feb 1995 16:17:04 -0000
Organization: PIPEX, 216 Science Park, Cambridge, England
Message-ID: <3h5i20$oah@pipe.pipex.net>
References: <gg.791733803@gen-off-2>

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