Root name servers not working in BIND 8.2?
barmar at bbnplanet.com
Fri Mar 17 20:44:11 UTC 2000
In article <38d253bf.32122880 at 126.96.36.199>,
Andre Schneickert <Andre.Schneickert at man.adtranz.de> wrote:
>I recently upgraded a BIND 8.1.x server to BIND 8.2.2.
>Since then, the server is not able to query hosts via the internal
>root name servers, queries for local zones are working.
>The root name server hint zone is configured correctly, but seems not
>to be loaded by the server on startup.
>I took a look at the named.dump and found this:
>; --- Hints ---
>. 3600000 IN NS demans01.adtranz.com. ;Cl=0 LAME=515
> 3600000 IN NS demans02.adtranz.com. ;Cl=0 LAME=515
>demans02 3600000 IN A 188.8.131.52 ;NT=768 Cl=0
>demans01 3600000 IN A 184.108.40.206 ;NT=517 Cl=0
>Why does it declare my root name servers as lame?
>Using forwarder entries to my root name servers instead works, but I
>would like to use the hint zone instead of forwarders.
Are your root servers really configured as root servers? I.e. when you do:
dig . ns @220.127.116.11 +norecurse
does it return a list of servers that includes itself? The first thing
that BIND does when it starts up is perform a query like that to get the
current list of root servers -- the hints file is just used as a starting
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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