no answer on dig

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Thu Dec 9 22:32:05 UTC 2004

> Gentlemen (and others, as apropos) . . .
> I am attempting to get my first server up on Fedora Core 1. I have a  
> static IP and registered domain name, and (perhaps) many/most ? of my  
> named zones set up properly. I have only one box and one name that I am  
> attempting to configure at the present time. I get: "flags: qr aa rd;  
> QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 3, ADDITIONAL: 2" when I dig my domain  
> name. However, I get: "flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 13,  
> ADDITIONAL: 13" when I dig my IP. The AUTHORITY: 13, ADDITIONAL: 13 are of  
> course from the !?  I am confident it is a minor (well, major  
> actually) error in my zone files. I have done searches on Google and  
> searches in books, however I hve never asked another human being. And I am  
> doing that now . . . so any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

	Firstly it would be much clearer if you cut and pasted the
	complete response.

	You need to tell dig to transform the IP address into a
	reverse query with '-x'. is a perfectly good domain
		dig -x
> -- 
> Bill Thielman
> Ikonomi-Thielman Publishing
> "Words are the keys to the heart."
>         -- Chinese proverb
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