ports named uses

Will Yardley william+dns at hq.newdream.net
Wed Oct 24 22:12:41 UTC 2001

sally wong wrote:
> I am having problem to pull zone files from my primary server.  The
> zone files on the secondary server was initually created but it was
> always timed out and never completed.  
> I am wondering if it has anything to do with how our network is set
> up.  Also, I am question about what is the port DNS use to pull the
> zone files?  Is named using port 53?  does named use other ports for
> anything else?

by default, yes.  if your machine is behind a firewall, you should add:
query-source address * port 53;

to your 'options' section in named.conf.


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