can reverse lookup but not name lookup

david.tansley at david.tansley at
Tue Oct 16 10:19:50 UTC 2001


Installed bind 9.1.0 on linux 7.1. This is a private network, with no connection
to the internet.

I can reverse lookup all my entries in the revzone, but I cannot do a normal
name resolve on any of the hosts.
I can run rndc to re-load the zone OK, there are no errors in /var/log/messages.

When I try to resolv a name I get:
'connection timed out: no servers could be found'
Which is strange as I can reverse lookup OK using host. I

My named server is bumper on

Heres my named.conf file:
/ named,conf for bumper
options {
     directory "/var/named";
     query-source address port 53;
key "rndc_key" {
        algorithm       hmac-md5;
        secret "quL4b3iJ4VC5WHhNPOYVnw==";

controls {
inet allow {localhost;} keys {rndc_key;};

// zone for bumper
zone "bumper.localdomain"{
     type master;
     file "";
// reverse
zone "1.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA" {
type master;
file "bumper.revzone";

zone "" {
     type master;
     file "localhost.rev";

Here's the file ( named.db):
$TTL 86400
@       IN      SOA     bumper.localdomain. root.bumper.localdomain. (
               00000009        ; Serial
               10800          ; Refresh
               3600            ; Retry
               604800          ; Expire
               86400)         ; Minimum
; name server
               IN      NS      bumper.localdomain.
; local host
localhost           IN      A
bumper         IN   A
comet               IN   A
tester         IN   A

Any idea's please.


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