NSlookup results not the same as the data in named_dump.db

Barry Margolin barmar at genuity.net
Fri Oct 5 21:02:09 UTC 2001

In article <9pl6j1$ndo at pub3.rc.vix.com>,
Chad Jackson <chad at jackson.co.za> wrote:
>I am hoping there is a simple fix to my problem.
>I have updated a A pointer in a zone file, changed the serial and started a
>ndc reload. (process repeated many times today with the same results) If I
>dump the db and look for the info it is as it should be with the correct
>serial and correct ip address. So far so good, if I use nslookup -q=soa
>domain I get a serial which is still 2001052501, the dump shows 2001100601
>and the IP address is also wrong. Probably related to this the secondary
>does not update the info at all.

Are you sure that nslookup is querying the server you updated?  Maybe your
/etc/resolv.conf is pointing to a different server, and that server decided
to query the slave server.

As for why the slave doesn't update, there could be a syntax error in the
zone file, which causes the master to become non-authoritative and blocks
zone transfers.  Check your logs on the master and slave for warnings.

If you told us the domain and the addresses of the servers we could
probably tell you more.  Without that info, we can only provide
generalities and you're on your own.

Barry Margolin, barmar at genuity.net
Genuity, Woburn, MA
Please DON'T copy followups to me -- I'll assume it wasn't posted to the group.

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