dns and zones

Henri J. Schlereth henris at neandertal.org
Wed Nov 24 18:21:03 UTC 1999

> I am having a problem setting up my DNS server.  Here's my story.
> We have a domain, interbel.net, which is being hosted by another ISP.  We
> registered dns1.interbel.net and dns2.interbel.net with network solutions,
> along with corresponding IP's.  We asked the other ISP to add these to the
> zone file of interbel.net, and gave them the IP's.  I am running RedHat 6.0,
> and the version of bind 8 which came along in the package.  (8.2.1 sound
> right?)  Anyway, here is where I am running into problems.  I know that I am
> supposed to set up this box to somehow look at the existing dns server for
> interbel.net.  There are a couple different places that I can put in the dns
> numbers for this server, but O'Reilly's DNS and BIND book either don't cover
> it, or I'm over-looking it.  What we want to do is set up this server to
> host just a couple domains.  We also want to have one of the domains act as
> the primary domain for the server (which I think I have found how to do, but
> the other needs to come first) so we can also set up a mail server in the
> near future using that other domain.
> I would appriciate any and all input on this subject.
> Thanks
> Scott Miller
The first problem here is that the ISP is listing your name servers wrong
see below:

; <<>> DiG 8.2 <<>> @dns4.infoave.net interbel.net NS 
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 4
;;	interbel.net, type = NS, class = IN

interbel.net.		1H IN NS	dns3.infoave.net.
interbel.net.		1H IN NS	dns2.infoave.net.

**** These below should be dsn1/dns2.interbel.net
**** While the IP addresses below may be correct they arent
**** using you domain name. But a whois on dns1.interbel.net gives
**** a IP address.

interbel.net.		1H IN NS	dns1.infoave.net.
interbel.net.		1H IN NS	dns4.infoave.net.

dns3.infoave.net.	1H IN A
dns2.infoave.net.	1H IN A
dns1.infoave.net.	1H IN A
dns4.infoave.net.	1H IN A

;; Total query time: 372 msec
;; FROM: kesrith.neandertal.org to SERVER: dns4.infoave.net
;; WHEN: Wed Nov 24 12:14:51 1999
;; MSG SIZE  sent: 30  rcvd: 181

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