Reject of W2K gc._msdcs...

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Wed Mar 29 23:20:20 UTC 2000

Still catching up on old mail, but this one ran on until recently ...

On Fri, Feb 25, 2000 at 07:04:43PM -0700, Craig Mason wrote:
> Today I tried Mark's suggestion. I added a zone for and
> put in the check-names ignore statement into the config file's info on that
> zone. Killed and restarted named... no effect. Still got the error message
> about rejecting.

Of course you did.  When I tell you why, you will also say,
"Elementary."  ;-)

There is no name with an underscore in it being inserted into zone
"".  So it does not need this statement.

There IS a name with an underscore in it being inserted into zone
"".  So, as you found, it does need this statement.


Somebody tried to pin this onto another MS bug ... nope.

I don't think you need to declare zone "_msdcs" on your server.  If you
don't, then it will just declare "gc._msdcs" in zone "".
Then again, there is that bug that consolidates parent and child zones,
so maybe it doesn't matter anyway.  ;-/  Perhaps another reason for the

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