DNS for several different organisations

Barry Margolin barmar at bbnplanet.com
Wed Mar 22 18:21:26 UTC 2000

In article <8bagi7$9a7 at ccnews01.imt.carel.fi>,
Harri <harri.enlund at tietoenator.com> wrote:
>> Newer versions of BIND do more syntax checking of zone files.  You
>> have stuff in there that the old versions allowed but isn't allowed any
>> more.  You should fix the zone file problems, not stick with the ancient
>> version.

>Can you give me a hint what I should be looking for when fixing zone file
>problems between primary and secondary?

The problem isn't likely to be between the primary and the secondary.  It's
that upgrading the primary to a new version causes it to reject zone files
that the old primary accepted.  If it rejects the file, it won't let the
secondary transfer it.

When it rejects a file, it logs a message saying why.  So look in the log.

>Could it be SOA-information in configuration of subdomain nameservers?

Usually the problem is syntax errors that the old version didn't check for.
For instance, hostnames containing underscores is the most common problem.
Like I said, look in the log for the error messages.

Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
GTE Internetworking, Powered by BBN, Burlington, MA
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