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Old 12-08-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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help please with bind zone file config

I wanted to set up a little DNS server behind my firewall just to serve the pc's on my home network, and nothing else. Bind doesn't seem to be much help. I can successfully get named to start but it rejects any requests to identify any of the canonical names I have put in the zone config files. I get <server can't find domain SERVFAIL > I am pretty sure I set up the zones and stuff correctly, but then again, with the weird configuration I would like to set up it's very possible that I didn't. If anyone has any suggestions about configuration they would be greatly appreciated !!

Thanks, Jeff
Old 12-08-2004, 11:29 AM   #2
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You have to put the zones you want to serve in named.conf.

Define "weird configuration"?

Check out a howto (this one is a bit dated) for more info.
Old 12-16-2004, 10:56 PM   #3
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Weird meaning I'm didn't register a public domain name and didn't put the in the root zone file. I actually got it to start working with some help from the link you put in your reply (thank you ! ) and also from reconfiguring my ipchains.


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