A Newbie question

David Botham dns at botham.net
Mon Jan 20 19:32:54 UTC 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce at isc.org] On
> Behalf Of John Wojnaroski
> Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 8:48 PM
> To: bind-users at isc.org
> Subject: A Newbie question
> Hi,
> Just finished setting up a simple DNS with bind-9.2 and linux-2.4.17
> (Redhat 8.0) Used the linux HOWTO for DNS as a guide. Looks like the
> named.conf and zone files are fine. Using dig starting at "." on the
> server returns the correct IP addresses for the domain. Starting from
> machine outside the domain I can dig down from the root servers and
> the primary and secondary servers listed by name and IP in the
> section. But when I try dig with the server name it comes back with a
> time out error and states "no servers could be reached". named is
> running and pinging the IP indicates there is a connection.

Do you have a firewall?  It must allow TCP and UDP port 53 to your name
serves.  Also, RedHat installs IP Tables by default on the servers you
are using as name servers.  Did you config the IP Tables FW to allow TCP
and UDP port 53?


> Something missing in the /etc/inetd.conf or /etc/services files?
> Thanks
> Jack W.

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