Configuring Bind.

Manjunath H N manjunath at
Tue Jan 28 05:27:54 UTC 2003

Hello All,

I am configuring a DNS server for our LAN, this is what I put in my /etc/named.conf for the domain
The host name is

zone "" {
        type master;
        notify no;
        file "";
This is my zone file for

@       IN      SOA (
                        199802151       ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
                        8H              ; refresh, seconds
                        2H              ; retry, seconds
                        4W              ; expire, seconds
                        1D )            ; minimum, seconds
                NS      ns              ; Inet Address of name server
                MX      10     ; Primary Mail Exchanger
localhost       A         A

ns                A

mail            CNAME

gw              A

www           CNAME   ns

mail           CNAME
                 MX      10

ftp             CNAME
                MX      10
But now if I say dig axfr 
I get this error
; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> axfr
;; global options:  printcmd
; Transfer failed.
Any help on this is highly appreciated.
Manjunath H N


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