[Q] BIND secondary on RedHat 7.1

Simon Waters Simon at wretched.demon.co.uk
Wed Oct 10 10:38:13 UTC 2001

Homer the Prairie Dog wrote:
> I do have full internet activity
> What I am still looking for an answer to is why my secondary RedHat nameserver
> won't answer any queries from any machine.

Using "forward first;", when "forward only;" is required can
cause intermittent failure to resolve, horrid to spot, try
"forward only;" for a bit if the next bit doesn't help.

> >> nameserver
> >> nameserver
> >> nameserver

You said that the server served internal only
domains, I'm guessing that[6|7] don't serve those
internal domain. Thus this configuration is broken, as you are
listing servers with different views of the DNS in resolv.conf. will return spurious answers for
1.168.192.in-addr.arpa - this is probably  what Bill Manning was
trying to complaining about as he is delegated
1.168.192.in-addr.arpa (Although he didn't make himself very

You said this is a secondary DNS, so I suggest you put both
local DNS servers in /etc/resolv.conf, assuming the other one
provides recursive lookup of the Internet.

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