"can't find bounty.org: Non-existent host/domain"
petro at bounty.org
Thu Oct 4 20:29:20 UTC 2001
I am experiencing a problem with BIND 8<mumble> running on an OpenBSD box. I suspect that it is in my zone file, as I am not a DNS Guru.
The set-up is this, I have a box at the bottom of a really narrow pipe running BIND in a "shadow" or "hidden" primary configuration. Concentric, or rather "XO Communications" is acting at the visible primary for my domain (bounty.org).
If one does a lookup for "www.bounty.org", one gets the appropriate ip (it's a cname to lists.bounty.org). If one is sending mail to petro at bounty.org, it gets delivered (indicating to me that the MX record is working properly). However if one just does a lookup on "bounty.org" using (the now deprecated, I understand) nslookup one gets "can't find bounty.org: Non-existent host/domain". If one uses dig, you get:
; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> bounty.org
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 4
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUERY SECTION:
;; bounty.org, type = A, class = IN
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
bounty.org. 59m41s IN SOA bounty.org. petro.bounty.org. (
2000121501 ; serial
1H ; refresh
30M ; retry
1W ; expiry
1H ) ; minimum
;; Total query time: 1 msec
;; FROM: world.anarchy.com to SERVER: default -- 188.8.131.52
;; WHEN: Thu Oct 4 13:16:37 2001
;; MSG SIZE sent: 28 rcvd: 70
My zone file looks like:
@ in soa bounty.org. petro.bounty.org. (
3600 ) ;minimum
in ns blackhole.bounty.org.
in ns nameserver.concentric.net.
in ns namserver3.concentric.net.
1w in MX 10 lists.bounty.org.
lists 1w in a 184.108.40.206
loki 1w in a 220.127.116.11
blackhole 1w in a 18.104.22.168
death 1w in a 22.214.171.124
www 1w CNAME lists
bounty.org. 1w cname lists
Which I suspect has some mistakes in it.
(Oh, and notice the serial number is off, which could just be a timing issue.)
I appreciate any information you can provide concerning this.
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