refresh: non-authoritative answer from master

Drew Schatt schatt at
Mon Oct 25 10:46:57 UTC 2004

	It's a non-authoritative answer because the nameserver is having 
trouble locating the file.
	If you notice, your named.conf is referencing the file 
"/var/named/", but your cat (and thus the actual 
filename) is /var/named/
	Fix the filename issue, and named shouldn't have any problem returning 
authoritative answers. You could also have seen errors indicating this 
in the logfiles on the master server.
	For future reference - pretty much anytime you get a non-authoritative 
answer from a master - it means that there was some problem loading the 
zone ON THE MASTER server. From there, logfiles and double and 
triple-checking recent changes are a good thing.
	-Drew Schatt
On Oct 24, 2004, at 11:03 PM, Karl J Rink wrote:

> zone "" {
>         type master;
>         file "/var/named/";
>         allow-update { none; };
>         allow-query { any; };
>  };
> cat /var/named/

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