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Old 08-30-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Hello, more issues with BIND9 again

Anyway, my last post I was helped, thank you, until I rebooted once again, and BIND9 died.

So now I rebooted the system, more so a force shutdown, and my DNS servers wont resolve after 72 hours. They would usually be: and but, like I said, they won't resolve. I believe I have configured everything correctly in Webmin, considering I followed a tutorial... Anyway, when I try to access my test website which I pointed to the DNS servers, I get this error:
This webpage is not available
The webpage at might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED): Unknown error.
So does that mean that I failed teriably at DNS? Do you guys want the config files?

Also, I keep getting this strange error in Webmin for Bind9 when trying to save a configuring, and rebooting BIND9:
/etc/bind/named.conf.options:23: expected IPv4 address or '*' near ';'
This is my named.conf.options file:

options {
directory "/var/cache/bind";

// If there is a firewall between you and nameservers you want
// to talk to, you may need to fix the firewall to allow multiple
// ports to talk. See

// If your ISP provided one or more IP addresses for stable
// nameservers, you probably want to use them as forwarders.
// Uncomment the following block, and insert the addresses replacing
// the all-0's placeholder.

// forwarders {
// };

auth-nxdomain no; # conform to RFC1035
listen-on port 53 {;
// transfer-source;
// transfer-source;

But it is odd, really. Because when I comment out the transfer-sources, it works fine until I save a new config, when it regenerates. Thanks guys for all the help!

Specs of OS:
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
Release: 10.04
Codename: lucid
Old 08-31-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Can anybody help me?
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Never mind. Fixed.
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