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Old 03-12-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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Smile [HELP ] Bind problem

I wanted to configure bind on my linux computer, and use it as the dns server for my other computer,

I am using red hat 9 and win xp,

I started by editing the named.custom file adding a zone entry,
then I created the /etc/named/ file and putting the values for

ns1 and ns2 and two hosts t1 and t2.


when i try to restart bind I get the error

rndc could not connect, connection refused, I removed the use rndc key from the named.conf file,

after that I was able to restart bind, and

service bind status was showing

4 zones,


when I try to use this computer ( as the default name server on my windows computer, and do a nslookup on the windows computer, I am getting,

*** Can't find server name for address Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Default Server: UnKnown


when I give the name , the host and zone that I had configured, I get the error message,

query refused..


what am I doing wrong,

NEED HELP..........
Old 03-13-2008, 04:57 AM   #2
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First why are you using such an old and unsupported distro ?

As for the query being refused its because your allow-query statement does not include the address of your XP machine


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