Zone not transferring???

Commerco WebMaster Webmaster at Commerco.Net
Tue Oct 2 04:54:31 UTC 2001


I experienced something nearly identical.  Though I never really understood 
why this happened, the following seemed to fix it - try a

         transfer-format many-answers;

statement in your named.conf options section - Perhaps some of the more 
enlightened folks on this list may have something better to explain and / 
or fix the problem.


WebMaster at Commerco.Net
The Commerce Company - Connect Your Dot(sm)

At 12:13 AM 10/2/01 -0400, you wrote:

>We are stumped.
>My friend Bud does the secondary service for several of my domains.  One 
>of them has stopped transferring.  Bud deleted the db file
>and I incremented the serial number and we both restarted named but the db 
>file was not recreated.
>I found the following in my log file:
>01-Oct-2001 14:26:32.000 notify: info: Sent NOTIFY for " IN 
>SOA 2001100101" (; 1 NS, 1 A
>01-Oct-2001 14:26:33.000 notify: info: Received NOTIFY answer (AA) from 
> for " IN SOA"
>Bud found this in his log file:
>01-Oct-2001 14:26:31.000 rcvd NOTIFY(, IN, SOA) from
>01-Oct-2001 14:26:31.000 NOTIFY(SOA) for zone already xferring
>But the zone never transfers.
>I have opened my firewall to allow all packets from Bud's machine to mine 
>and the reverse but that didn't help.  And, as I said, the
>other zones are fine, it's just this one that has a problem.
>So, what is the problem or what should we check.
>I have run DNS Expert(eval version) on it and the only things it complains 
>of is the lack of a couple of PTR records in the reverse.

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