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Old 04-24-2004, 10:38 PM   #1
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Need help with DNS zone file please:-)


Hi Folks

Ok, awhile back I became fascinated with running the whole show myself and so I set up my own DNS, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, and FTP servers on a Windows 2000 machine. In order to do this, I had to aquire a business account, have new equiptment installed, study my tail off for months, do a LOT of reading, asking questions, experimenting, installing and learning to use various servers, setting up Perl, Sendmail, MySQL, reconfiguring my entire 380+ MB site, adding scripts, etc. A major drain on my tired old brain for sure but definately an invaluable learning experience!.

Anyway, it all paid off and I ended up with a sizzling system and everything worked beyond my wildest dreams and has been doing so for a month now. Ahhh the feeling of total independance:-).

Ok, so fast forward to the present and here I am trying to do the same thing all over again - only this time, with Fedora Linux core 1#. While I'm certainly no stranger to Linux and I know my way around it very well, I have NEVER used it as a server before. The first thing I did was to download Webmin and Usermin, install, update, activate and configure all of the services I needed and then set about using the information from my Posadis zone file to create a master file for BIND from within Webmin. It looks like I did a fairly decent job and got everything right accept that when I go to http://www.dnsreport.com and type in my domain, I get a message that say's...

ERROR: You have one or more lame nameservers. These are nameservers that do NOT answer authoritatively for your domain. This is bad; for example, these nameservers may never get updated. The following nameservers are lame:
35.213.56.77

Now I saw something in Webmin about downloading a list of root servers but I'm not sure if this is something I need to do in order to get this working. The other thing is that while I AM familiar with the format/syntax of the Posadis DNS server, I am not all all familiar with the BIND one that comes with Fedora Linux. If I post my Posadis Master file here, would someone please be kind enought to more or less convert it for me so it is acceptible to BIND?. I'd sure appreciate it a LOT!!:-).

Thank you

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Old 04-25-2004, 03:21 AM   #2
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You could start by posting your domain name so people could take a look at how that name server is responding.

You basically have to configure named.conf to have a master zone for your DNS domain and point it to the file that contains your BIND style DNS records. the IN NS records should list all your DNS servers (whatever is in your WHOIS info).
 
Old 04-28-2004, 01:14 PM   #3
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Unhappy "Lame Nameserver"...what does this mean?

Hello

I ran my own DNS server (Posadis) on a Windows XP box with no problems for months and have had no problems with doing the same thing on my Fedora Linux box except that when I go to http://www.dnsreport.com and type in my domain name, I get the following...

Lame nameservers
ERROR: You have one or more lame nameservers. These are nameservers that do NOT answer authoritatively for your domain. This is bad; for example, these nameservers may never get updated. The following nameservers are lame:
32.18.212.109

What does this mean and how do I correct it?. I am using BIND/Named in Fedora and have everything installed correctly, the service turned on, port 53 opened, zone file looks good, etc. Will updating my SOA serial number help at all or is there something else I need to do?.

Thank you kindly!
 
Old 04-28-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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As above, please post your domain name so we can help you out! It doesn't help to restate the exact same question in a totally new thread without any new information.

I merged your threads for you to cut out the clutter. Consider this a friendly reminder to please follow good posting "netiquette" in the future
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
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Where is my other post???
 
Old 04-28-2004, 05:32 PM   #6
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I merged your threads for you to cut out the clutter. Consider this a friendly reminder to please follow good posting "netiquette" in the future
 
  


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