ports named uses

Lordy bind at lordy.de
Wed Oct 24 22:13:07 UTC 2001

Hi Sally,

you should know that there is a difference between normal queries
and AXFRs (zone-transfers). While normal queries are done via port
53/UDP, zone-transfers are done via TCP.

Check your named.conf for an allow-transfer statement and check
if your firewall or whatever allows tcp connections to your primary
on port 53.


At 14:29 24.10.2001 -0700, you 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?
>Any help is greatly greatly appreciated.

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