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Old 11-30-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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DNS - Bind 9 on SUSE 9 loses zone records on startup

I am relatively a newbie to linux.
Im trying to configure a suse linux box as a DNS server using YaST. The problem is whenever I edit zone files and try to add new records, the records disappear everytime i restart/reload bind.

Any help pls!
Old 12-03-2006, 11:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like a problem with serial numbers. Close to the top of the zone file, you'll see a serial number in a line that looks something like:
Code:     3600    IN      SOA (
                2006112200 7200 3600 1209600 3600 )
That 2006112200 is the serial number. The standard is currently 4 digit year, 2 digit month, 2 digits day, then 2 extra digits as a subversion.

Any time you make changes, you need to update the serial number. As long as it is at least 1 number higher, it will be updated. You will probably need to be root to change the domains, unless it is a customized bind install.



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