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Old 06-10-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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Help properly configuring DNS (Bind9)

My DNS currently works, meaning that i have the ip address pointing to my boc, but I cannont get the mx to work (i am using gmail as my mail server), and getting errors like:

Getting MX record for (from local DNS server, may be cached)... There is no MX record for! That's bad.
Checking for an A record... Got it!

also syslogd produces this error:

Jun 10 06:41:28 horus named[12967]: sysquery: nlookup error on ?
Jun 10 06:41:59 horus last message repeated 2 times
Jun 10 06:43:00 horus last message repeated 4 times
Jun 10 06:44:00 horus last message repeated 4 times
Jun 10 06:45:01 horus last message repeated 4 times
Jun 10 06:46:02 horus last message repeated 4 times

Aslo I realized that when I try to restart bind i get no message:
williamp0044@horus:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/bind9 restart

I originally setup bind by following this guide:


Old 06-11-2006, 01:10 AM   #2
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double check your file names.

zone "" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/";

and the file name that has the detail of your zone is : (it seems, from the lfle you upped to ur hosting site)

and this is the beginning of my zone file :

$TTL 86400 ; 1 day IN SOA (
2005111938 ; serial
28800 ; refresh (8 hours)
14400 ; retry (4 hours)
3600000 ; expire (5 weeks 6 days 16 hours)
86400 ; minimum (1 day)
$TTL 43200 ; 12 hours
<then i have my machines <-> Ip details>

a few things differs.. hope my details help you a bit


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