Root Name Servers won't respond to named.

Roy Arends Roy.Arends at
Tue Mar 27 17:29:53 UTC 2001

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Milton Calnek wrote:

> I can't seem to get my named working (bind-8.2.3-0.6.x on RH 6.x).
> I've added as much debuging info as I could... but it is either
> incomprehensible to be or doesn't tell me anything (occurances of both).

Please upgrade to BIND 8.2.3-REL.

> In particular, I get the hints zone loaded (I read it in the syslog).
> I see outbound traffic to the root name servers.
> It doesn't seem network related because:
> 1. I can put other name servers in resolv.conf and my hosts work.
> 2. I have used ipchains and tcpdump to watch packets and they do leave
>    my system properly.
> 3. Others services work from my network (web, icq, unreal tournament, etc).
> 4. I can traceroute to the route namer servers.
> I could use (I think) the forwarders to provide name service for my network and let
> some other name server provide name service for the internet... but I'd rather
> make named work for me here.
> Any ideas on what to look at? Error messages that would clue me into the problem?
> Thanks.

Please specify your named.conf, logs etc, so we can help you find the


Roy Arends

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