option forward first: sysquery: no addrs found for root

phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu phn at icke-reklam.ipsec.nu
Tue Jun 25 11:34:30 UTC 2002

Mailing-Listen <maillist at klumpp.de> wrote:

> Hello out there, 

> I know, there have been a lot of mails about this topic  
> already, but I could not get rid of it so I decided to 
> post my problem here: 

> Our nameserver (bind 8.3.1 on a linux box) forwards 
> dns-queries which are outside our zone to our ISPs  
> nameservers. In case they are not available I want my DNS to  
> query the root-nameservers to continue operation. For that  
> reason I used "forward first" and not "forward only" in the  
> options settings of named.conf. 

> After starting named I get permanently the warning 
> sysquery: no addrs found for root NS (M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET) 
> for every root-dns in the root.hints file. 

If you use forward-first you must be able to reach the root-servers.

Seems that you cannot reach Internet, only your ISP. Is there
firewall filters preventing this ?

> According to the list-archive this is caused by the "forward  
> first" option and I found a suggestion to leave away the  
> root.hints file.  
> Doing so, the warning mentioned above is gone indeed - but  
> instead there is another one: 
> info: sysquery: nlookup error on ? 

> I tried if the warnings are caused by the firewall, but  
> behaviour is the same with the firewall all open... 

> Has someone an idea how I have to configure my DNS so that it  
> is really correct (means: no warnings in the log:-) 

> Here comes part of our named.conf: 
> options { 
>    directory "/var/named";             
>    forward first;        
>    forwarders { 
>    }; 
> }; 
> zone "." in {  
>    type hint; 
>    file "root.hints"; 
> }; 
> zone "localhost" {      
>    type master; 
>    file "localhost"; 
> }; 
> zone "0.0.127.in-addr.arpa" { 
>    type master; 
>    file "127.0.0"; 
> }; 

> Thanks for your help, 

> Michael
> Klumpp-Informatik

Peter Håkanson         
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