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Old 07-26-2004, 02:12 PM   #1
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BIND and Apache


Greetings,

I've read through forums and many howto's for a few days now, and still can't figure this out.

I want to set up my own DNS server (BIND) and have Apache run Virtual Hosts.

It loads other pages, so bind seems to be working fine as a DNS to other pages, but when I put in "kfaserver2.net", it waits for a while and then gives me an "Unknown Host" error.

Here are the config files:
ns1.kfaserver1.net
---named.conf.local-----------------------------------------------
zone "kfaserver2.net" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/zones/kfaserver2.net"
};

---zones/kfaserver2.net-----------------------------------------
$TTL 3600
@ IN SOA ns1.kfaserver1.net. root.localhost. (
2 ; serial
10800 ; refresh
3600 ; retry
3600000 ; expire
86400 ) ; minimum

IN NS ns1.kfaserver1.net.

---apache/httpd.conf--------------------------------------------------------
NameVirtualHost *

<VirtualHost *>
ServerName kfaserver1.net
DocumentRoot /var/www/kfaserver1/
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *>
ServerName ns1.kfaserver1.net
DocumentRoot /var/www/ns1/
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *>
ServerName kfaserver2.net
DocumentRoot /var/www/kfaserver2/
</VirtualHost>

---/etc/resolv.conf-------------------------------------------------------------
nameserver 127.0.0.1

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I think it has something to do with bind, because the error doesn't seem to be coming from apache.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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One that that I can see right away is that in the zone file, you do not define any address ('A') records, only a NS record

Try adding an 'A' record and see what happens (don't forget to bump the serial #)
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:12 PM   #3
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OK
Here's what the file looks like now.
---zones/kfaserver2.net--------------------------------------------
$TTL 3600
@ IN SOA ns1.kfaserver1.net. root.localhost. (
4 ; serial
10800 ; refresh
3600 ; retry
3600000 ; expire
86400 ) ; minimum

IN NS ns1.kfaserver1.net.
IN A 67.116.162.14
-------------------------------------------------------------------
root@xyz:# named-checkzone kfaserver2.net kfaserver2.net
zone kfaserver2.net/IN: loaded serial 4
OK

It still gives the same error message (after trying for quite a time): Unknown Host: kfaserver2.net
 
Old 07-26-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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I would first check the bind log file to see if that gives any clues, or errors. Are you doing a nslookup when it is giving the unknown host error? If you are make sure you are checking DNS on the server itself.


$ nslookup

> server ip.addres.of.server

> kfaserver2.net
 
Old 07-27-2004, 11:12 AM   #5
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Now everything works. Can't believe I missed this.

I tried to use wajig to start/stop bind while named was running from the time of installation, so the changes I made never took place because it never restarted.

Many thanks for your help
 
  


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