[Fwd: correcting an error found with DNSreport]

Ben Keepper bkeepper at southlandtechnology.com
Thu Dec 5 01:27:48 UTC 2002

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From: Ben Keepper <bkeepper at southlandtechnology.com>
To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at isc.org
Subject: correcting an error found with DNSreport
Date: 04 Dec 2002 16:46:07 -0800


>I am trying to correct an error I am getting when I run DNSreport
>one of our domains.

>the domain is sandicor.com and the error is:

>"WARNING: Your SOA (Start of Authority) record states that your master
>(primary) name server is: dns1.sandicor.. However, that server is not
>listed at the root servers as one of your NS records! 
>This is probably legal, but you should be sure that you know what you
>are doing."

>We called Verisign, and they said everything looked correct.

>I know the warning says this is legal, but we are having flaky DNS
>with some ISP's not able to find hosts within our domain.

>Any thoughts?


Just wanted to supply more information in case it might be useful.

Using one ISPs nameserver (I2Bnetworks,, if I ping a host in
this troubled domain (www.sandicor.com), it takes a long time in between
pings to resolve the name.  For 3 pings, it is taking 20 seconds.  If I
ping with the -n option, works just fine.

If I immeadiatly ping www.google.com, works perfect. So now I am really
suspicious of something in my zone file, or the configuration of the
name server.

If I switch to another ISPs nameserver (hosting.com,,
everything works fine for the domain.

We are having users calling in from other (seemingly random) domains,
that can't resolve our hosts period.




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