more woes with two (2) named processes

Francis A. Vidal francis at
Wed Nov 24 09:26:16 UTC 1999


hi all,

i'm running two (2) bind-8.2.2.p5 processes on ONE (1) FreeBSD 3.3-stable
machine. one process handles the intranet while the other one handles the
internet. the domain used on both processes is USLS.EDU. this machine is
also the mail server.

the machine has three IP addresses: one external, two internal
(, the external named process is listening on the
external IP address and on while the internal process listens
on the two internal IPs.

if i make my /etc/resolv.conf point to the localhost ( or to the
external IP address, it uses the external named process. when i point it
to one of the internal IP addresses, it uses the internal named process.
however, in order to properly resolve internal IP addresses, i use an
internal IP address as the nameserver ( and forward all
unresolvable names to the external resolver.

the problem is: i have some hosts on the external named process that
cannot be accessed on the same server running the internal named process.
for example, i have a hostname ALLAN.USLS.EDU on the external side and
it's IP address is if i ping ALLAN.USLS.EDU and the active
resolver is the internal process, the server is not able to see the
machine. what i expected is that the internal named process will be able
to see it since it will pass the query to the external process.

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