dns issues - seems to be skipping my dns server...
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so basically what i want, is for my computer to ask my server, hey, do u know the name of this address? if no, then use my isp's nameserver (as dns should work), if it does know the name, the used the cached address(again, how dns should work...)
what i cant understand is why it is ignoring the megatron record....and my dhcp server has this set up as a host, with correct mac address and all...
You might check that hosts on your network have your local DNS server listed as primary (or only) name server. Look in /etc/resolv.conf to see if DHCP is provding this information.
Also, your hosts should not be contacting the forwarders directly; that is the job of your DNS server. The only DNS server your hosts should know of is the one you have set up. When it can't answer a query from its Authority section, it will get the answer from your ISP and pass it to your hosts. But your hosts should have not ability to bypass the local DNS server. If they can, then that is a configuration problem.
Post your dhcp.conf and resolv.conf if you like.
Also check that bind is configured correctly to use the forwarders. It could be that your DNS server is not forwarding queries properly so the hosts on your network are dropping back to their secondary name server (your ISP) because your DNS server is returning a negative reply. Are there delays in name resolution? This would suggest hosts falling over from one DNS server (yours) to another.