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Old 10-15-2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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BIND can resolve only on the same server but not from other PCs.

I have installed Fedora 5 and want to use it as a DNS server.
After setting it up with zone files,nsswitch, etc., it seem to work properly and resolve the domains properly when I tried it doing so on the same hardware.

However, when I tried using DIG or NSLOOKUP from a different machine, it would not resolve at all.

I tried pinging to the DNS Server and it replied normally.
Any suggestions of where to go from here is highly appreciated?
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Have you checked your firewall settings? You'll need to allow UDP traffic to port 53 on the DNS server so that your client boxes can access it.
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Thanks. You help solved my problem! It was the firewall afterall.

I have an external firewall which links us to the outside world. I was testing the DNS server from within our DMZ so the thought of firewall slipped my mind.
I have installed the DNS server with the its Linux firewall.


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