Host domain.dom not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

phn at phn at
Thu Nov 4 07:58:17 UTC 2004

Maxim Polyakov <max at> wrote:
> Hello.

> Please, help me with problem.

> I'm using 9.3.0 , but this problem was also on 9.2.3

> This is the problem description:

> When i enter this command:

> "host -t mx domain.dom mydns.mydomain.mydom" ,

> bind tells me

> "Host domain.dom not found: 2(SERVFAIL)"

> But when i enter another MX-records in the host command (not many, 2
> or 3), bind answers good.

> I can't see anything in logs. Despite using all of categories for
> logging.

> When i use another DNS-server in the host command - everething is all
> right.

> However, i can ping primary dns for domain.dom - by ip and by address.

> But when i use "server dns.domain.dom" command in the nslookup command
> so i see:

> "*** Can't find address for server dns.domain.dom: Non-authoritative
> answer"

> But when i use ip address of dns.domain.dom in the server command -
> nslookup works OK. And i can get MX record for domain.dom.

> But when i restart bind - all is fine and
> "host -t mx domain.dom mydns.mydomain.mydom" command works ok.

> I'm using FreeBSD 5.2.1

> Please, help me with this problem.

Start by telling us the real domain and ip as all our clairvoyant receivers
has been confiscated by Mr. Bush(and he will need them).  The only
alternative is to get us a login in your nameserver.

> Best regards.

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.

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