Reverse Lookup Problem: Bind 9.1.1 rc3 Solaris 8

Sabrina Fallorina sabrina_fallorina at
Tue Mar 6 18:34:26 UTC 2001

Hi all,

I installed BIND 9.1.1 rc3 on a Solaris 8 machine. This is our new DNS 
server. Right now, we are only providing DNS for one mail server until we 
get this working right. Afterwards, we will move all our other machines to 
our new DNS.

Our old DNS server is running 8.2.2 P5 on Solaris 7.  The domainname is Our new domainname is on the server raven. 
The one mail server is named hi (for hawaii).

We belong to a top domain at the level (as far as I understand) 
The DNS mgr at mocap says we aren't really providing our own DNS, but 
whenever our DNS server is down, we can't get out to the www and we can't do 
reverse lookups.

He said he is going to put an NS record for in his 
machine and an entry in his reverse file. This was yesterday.

Our problem today is, we still cannot do reverse lookups from our new 
server. I can't figure out what is wrong because I don't have any errors in 
my /var/adm/messages file. Is there another place I can look for errors or 
can someone tell me how to set up an error log or is the /var/adm/messages 
file good enough? Do I have to wait for the DNS mgr's entries to propagate?

I read the Bind 9 arm manual. Most of the literature I've read is written 
assuming you can put all the pieces of the puzzle together. It is all 
encompassing and I'm having a hard time applying it to my specific problem. 
This is the second time I've ever done this, so please forgive my 
inexperience. My first time building a DNS server was on 9.1.0 on our 
classified network. It works just fine. I don't know what's the problem on 
the unclassified side. Please help. ~ Sabrina
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