I just took over a network as the new IT admin and I find that my predecessor did not have reverse lookups working properly.

whenever I do a nslookup from a workstation, I get errors. Here's an example:

*****
nslookup aine

*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.0.211: server failed
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.0.201: Non-existent domain
Server: Unknown
Address: 192.168.0.211
*****

The .211 and .201 addresses are our internal DNS servers "aine" is the name of the .211 DNS server.

If I do the nslookup from the .201 DNS server console I get:

Server: second.local
Address: 192.168.0.201

Name: aine.local
Addresses: 192.168.0.211

If i do the nslookup from the .211 DNS server console I get:

Server: 192.168.0.211
Address: 192.168.0.211#53

** Server can't find aine: NXDOMAIN


I can ping everything fine, name and IP. I checked the DNS/DHCP console to make sure there was an entry for .201 and .211 in the 0.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA zone and they both have entries.

the .211 DNS server is an OES2 Linux box and the .201 DNS server is Netware 6.5sp7

Named (or novell-named) is up and running on both servers

the zones configured in DNS are:

192.168.0(0.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA
local
mycompanyname.com
RootServerInfo


Anyone have any suggestions?