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Old 07-23-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
cosmicperl
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BIND - Working, but not properly :(


Hi All,
I've just spend hours setting up BIND to work on my new server. Is it me or do other people find this thing quite cryptic as well? I'm a programming and I've been struggling!

I've got the domain cosmicnetworks.com. I've been setting up the nameservers ns.cosmicnetworks.com and ns2.cosmicnetworks.com

After hours of torment (and looking at the setup of my other server that had BIND set when I bought it) I've finally got it working, but not quite properly.

If I ping ns.cosmicnetworks.com it brings up the correct IP 69.60.117.237.

But if I do "nslookup cosmicnetworks.com ns.cosmicnetworks.com" I get:-
*** Can't find server name for address 69.60.117.237: Server failed
Server: UnKnown
Address: 69.60.117.237

Name: cosmicnetworks.com
Address: 69.60.117.237

It's giving the right IP. It's reporting authoritive but the server is coming up "UnKnown". Everything else appears to be working.

Please, please, please could someone help me if they can. I'll post the solution if I find it in the mean time, but I really seem to have hit a brick wall.


Lyle
 
Old 07-23-2005, 12:06 PM   #2
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try using the host command
host <dns name to resolve> <dns server to use>
 
Old 07-23-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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cosmicperl

You have 4 nameservers listed for your domain

ns.cosmicnetworks.com
ns2.cosmicnetworks.com
ns3.cosmicnetworks.com
ns4.cosmicnetworks.com

These 2 resolve to an IP address and work fine

ns3.cosmicnetworks.com
ns4.cosmicnetworks.com

Try for yourself

"nslookup cosmicnetworks.com ns4.cosmicnetworks.com"
"nslookup cosmicnetworks.com ns3.cosmicnetworks.com"

Pete
 
Old 07-23-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
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Got it! My fault. Thanks for the replies. Pete I think you checked the server just as I fixed it. It was my reverse lookups file. The files was right but the named.config file zone configuration was pointing to the wrong place. I'd done 177.60.69.named rather than 117.60.69.named.

Ahh well, hours wasted looking for extra configuration that wasn't there. At least it works now. I did however find a very good guide to setting up bind while looking for this solution:-
http://learnlinux.tsf.org.za/courses...ves/index.html

Looks like they have some other stuff but I've already setup apache and sendmail.


Thanks again
 
  


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