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Old 08-28-2007, 05:19 AM   #1
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DNS BIND Zone transfer fails from Master to Slave

Dear all
I have two dns bind9 server running on RHEL4. One has the master zone configured and the second server has a slave zone on it. The thing is that the slave zone is not updating although I have changed several records a couple of days ago.

I have webmin running on both servers the slave server states the following :

Last transferred : 3/May/2007 13:55 !!!!

The thing is that the log files of the slave server show the following :

Aug 28 12:29:59 ns2 named[10371]: dumping master file: /var/named/chroot/var/named/tmp-XXXXX1pCcy: open: file not found
Aug 28 12:29:59 ns2 named[10371]: transfer of '' from dns-server#53: failed while receiving responses: file not found
Aug 28 12:29:59 ns2 named[10371]: transfer of '' from dns-server#53: end of transfer

As for the master server ..this is the /etc/named.conf file

// Default named.conf generated by install of bind-9.2.4-16.EL4
options {
directory "/var/named";
dump-file "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
include "/etc/rndc.key";

zone "" {
type master;
file "/var/named/";
allow-transfer {
also-notify {
notify yes;

Any suggestions please ?

Last edited by ALInux; 08-28-2007 at 07:03 AM.


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