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Old 07-04-2004, 01:38 AM   #1
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DNS: dig silver returns silver.ozco.home.silver.ozco.home. WHY???


I am trying to get a simple system running primarily as a learning tool. I am -->SO FRUSTRATED<-- I can hardly think straight.
Red Hat 8.

dlint ozco.home returns a warning about dual nameservers, but no other problems.
dig ozco.home seems happy. The answer section includes:
ozco.home. 86400 IN A 192.168.0.2
ozco.home. 86400 IN NS Silver.ozco.home
Silver.ozco.home. 86400 IN A 192.168.0.2
dig Silver.ozco.home gives me:
Silver.ozco.home. 86400 IN A 192.168.0.2
Silver.ozco.home. 86400 IN NS Silver.ozco.home.Silver.ozco.home.

I tried including named.conf and the zone files, but I don't have enough room. I will be elated to include whatever information I can to help figure this out.

I am trying to learn myself this here stuff. I am having huge trouble getting documentation on decoding strange messages. I don't even know if this is an error message or not! I do know that my windoze boxes can't see Silver, even with the simplest Samba.conf imaginable:

[global]
netbios name = Silver
Server string = "Hi, Yo!"
workgroup = OZCO
encrypt passwords = yes


[homes]
read only = no

I truly would appreciate any and all help!
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:16 AM   #2
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jwizardc

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Silver.ozco.home. 86400 IN NS Silver.ozco.home.Silver.ozco.home.
Looks like you have forgotten the ' . ' at the end of your domain name

Here is a good tutorial for you DNS


Pete
 
Old 07-04-2004, 03:55 AM   #3
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Not only that, (Pete is right about your DNS problem), but DNS doesn't have anything to do with SMB any way. SMB uses NetBIOS names (dig is a DNS tool, not a NetBIOS tool).
 
Old 07-05-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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You are indeed a guiness! I drink deeply of your wisdom!

Perhaps someone else has already suggested the concept of the pregnant server -- it is missing a period...Sorry. I couldn't help myself.

I know that Samba and DNS are only distant cousins, but as I said, I am trying to get this thing working as a learning tool. When Silver.ozco.home don't work, my windoze boxes can't see Silver.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 03:01 PM   #5
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That's just it, though. SMB uses NetBIOS for naming. Even if your DNS is wrong, you'll still be able to reach it if you have NetBIOS setup correctly (run from nmbd, which is part of the Samba suite).
 
  


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