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Old 03-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #1
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Bind 8 and Bind 9

Thanks in advance for your help

I have a suse 8.0 running as a server, it comes with bind 8

I have suse 8.0 clients and ubuntu warthy clients

Ubuntu comes with bind 9

When i do a ping to my server "ping server" from a suse client, the server answers

When i do a ping to my server "ping server" from a UBUNTU client, it says : ping: unknown host server

I believe that is a bind issue cause the server has bind 8 and the ubuntu client has bind 9

my question is : can i configure my bind 8 in a way that the clients using bind 9 can use it ?
Old 03-16-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to!

Right with regard to your problem, you're misunderstanding what bind does I think. Bind is the server software for running a DNS server - i.e. a machine that will be able to look up the FQDN etc and translate this into IP addresses for the client machines.

Bind does not have a client side software that's part of the bind package.

What sounds more likely to me is that the machines that cannot find the server probably do not have the correct information entered in the file /etc/resolv.conf

In this file you need to specify the IP address of and DNS servers, and also any domains that the machine belongs to. For example, here's mine:

If you just look at the /etc/resolv.conf file on the working machines, you should be able to work out what's required.


Old 03-16-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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Thank you Steve, you were right

I did the changes and it works

The Ubuntu installer asks for the domain name, i dont know why that information was not in the resolv.conf. Suse does put it there.

Thanks again


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