Host domain.dom not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

Maxim Polyakov max at
Thu Nov 4 14:09:00 UTC 2004

>> 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

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

host -t mx

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