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Old 04-14-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Linux DNS server installation problem

Hello Friends,

I am new to linux world and setting a DNS server at my home pc

I have done the setting in named.conf, and created the zone files etc

while doing the nslookup for the domain I have following error
Got SERVFAIL reply from "IP ADDRESS" trying next server

Please help me out fro this issue

Old 04-14-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Did you verify there where no errors in your named.conf file ? used named-checkconf to test

nslookup is pretty useless imho, theres a much better tool called dig that you should use for lookups and testing.

dig @<dns_server_ip> <>

it-lenny:~$ dig @

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P1 <<>> @
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 25012
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;			IN	A

;; ANSWER SECTION:		20607	IN	CNAME	127	IN	A	127	IN	A	127	IN	A	127	IN	A

;; Query time: 12 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Apr 14 15:07:52 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 116

Where there any errors in the log file when you started BIND ? ( BIND logs to /var/log/messages by default)

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