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Old 12-05-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy bind9 problem : windows client can't use DNS service

guys.. i have setup ubuntu server and right now i'm trying to get my DNS server working for my intranet.

i'm using my ubuntu as gateway wo internet and somehow my windows client can't use my DNS service.
when i do nslookup from my server ( it return me answer


Non-authoritative answer: canonical name =

seems it's working from my server, but when i set my client to use as DNS server and do nslookup from my XP clients it return me answer

DNS request timed out
timeout was 2 seconds
*** can't find server name for address

here's my /etc/bind/named.conf

// be authoritative for the localhost forward and reverse zones, and for
// broadcast zones as per RFC 1912

options {
directory "/var/named";
recursion yes;
allow-recursion {any;};
query-source port 53;
allow-transfer {none;}

zone "localhost" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/db.local";

zone "" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/db.127";

zone "" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/db.0";

zone "" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/db.255";

include "/etc/bind/named.conf.local";

thank you guys
Old 12-07-2008, 05:53 AM   #2
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Are you running a firewall on the Server?

If so are you allowing inbound UDP connections to port 53 from the machines in your internal LAN?
Old 12-08-2008, 06:49 PM   #3
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use the command " ngrep port 53" you should see the source and destination address

U 200.xx.xx.xx:5141 ->

If you can't maybe the problem is on a different part.


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