Resolution/Propagation problem

phn at phn at
Wed Jan 28 17:39:10 UTC 2004

Madison Kelly <linux at> wrote:
> Hi all,

>    (This might be seen as a cross-post. I am not sure how much overlap 
> there is between this list and BIND9-Users... If I have gaffed, please 
> tell me and accept my appology!)

>    I'm new here and I did do a search looking for an answer to my 
> problem but I came up short. I hope I am not asking an obvious FAQ!! 
> (Sorry if I am!). I am using BIND 9.2.2 on the master and one slave and 
> 9.2.1 on one slave. The two servers runn 9.2.2 are on top of a fully 
> updated Fedora Core 1 linux install and the 9.2.1 BIND is on top of a 
> fully updated Redhat 7.3 linux install. On all three machines I have 
> started 'named' in debug level 2.

>    I have a master name server and two slaves that need to host several 
> zones. For the moment though I am focusing on a single test zone and 
> then I will start adding the other zones later. The NS addresses 
> themselves are in this zone. Specifically, the test zone is 
> '' and the NS addresses are '', 'ns2...' 
> and 'ns3...'. I have told the registrar to resolve '' using 
> the first two name servers, 'ns1...' and ''. The names 
> servers are at IPs (ns1), (ns2) and 
> (ns3). I do know that in order to be useful the slave will 
> have to move but that is a worry for after I get them up. :)
>    If anyone can shed some light on what I have done wrong I would be 
> deeply appreciative!

%% some info removed , this time all info was supplied nut not needed ! %%

Your problem is with the delegation from "ca" .

Asking one of the "ca" TLD :
> dig ns @

; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> ns @
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 4
;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 0
;;, type = NS, class = IN

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:          1D IN NS          1D IN NS

Thus the zone "" is delegated to ns[12]

But there is no ip mentioned in the zone for  :
; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>>
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 2
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;;, type = A, class = IN

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:            27m4s IN SOA (
                                        2001081905      ; serial
                                        30M             ; refresh
                                        5M              ; retry
                                        30M             ; expiry
                                        30M )           ; minimum

Note the NXDOMAIN above. Same goes with ns1

> Thank you all in advance!

> Madison Kelly

Peter Håkanson         
        IPSec  Sverige      ( At Gothenburg Riverside )
           Sorry about my e-mail address, but i'm trying to keep spam out,
	   remove "icke-reklam" if you feel for mailing me. Thanx.

More information about the bind-users mailing list