refresh: non-authoritative answer from master

Karl J Rink karl at
Mon Oct 25 22:45:55 UTC 2004

The master is not multihomed.  only one physical ethernet device.
However, the slave has multiple interfaces, but is serving only on the
zero interface.

But, I will look up the /etc/named.conf entry to specify device
preferences and try that.  I'm having this ill feeling it will not help

Maybe i just gotta wait 48?  Maybe a diff in bind versions??  I still
don't know....
to re-cap on some thoughts from an earlier email:
You know... I'm reading this bind book "O'Reilly DNS & BIND Cookbook" and
it talks about Registering a Domain Name Section 1.5, and Registering Name
Servers Section 1.6; and that the registrar is responsible for top level
delegation for zone data.

I did change my ns primary host name and ip via the networksolutions web
interface...  Under the 'host management' section.  Perhaps I need to wait
48 hours for this to propogate?  The site mentioned 24-48 hours.

Yet, when i do a whois, it returns properly:


and it used to be:


Hmmm.  other wise,  I still do not know how to make
"" an authoritative name server.



The bind version of the master is:
[root at apollo root]# named -v
BIND 9.2.1

The bind version of the slave is:
[teaser:~] root# named -v
BIND 9.2.2

(ns1) master
[root at apollo root]# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:03:47:06:DB:BC
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:672117 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:144905 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:6050 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:63075142 (60.1 Mb)  TX bytes:64129536 (61.1 Mb)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0x1000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:100198 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:100198 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:29833214 (28.4 Mb)  TX bytes:29833214 (28.4 Mb)

[root at apollo root]#
(ns2) slave  hehehe, get ready.  it's an mac OS X server. :-)
[teaser:~] root# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
        inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
        inet6 fe80::1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
        inet netmask 0xff000000
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
        ether 00:0a:95:e5:c7:32
        media: autoselect (10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>) status: active
        supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>
10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback>
100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX
<full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex> 1000baseTX
<full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control>
1000baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control,hw-loopback>
        ether 00:03:93:f4:95:2c
        media: autoselect (<unknown type>) status: inactive
        supported media: none autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex>
10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control>
100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX
<full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseTX <full-duplex> 1000baseTX
<full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback>
[teaser:~] root#

>> >Oct 25 12:14:32.051 received notify for zone '': not
>> >authoritative
>> >
>> Is the master multihomed?
>> Be sure that the master is sending notifies to the slave from an
>> interface that is listed in the masters{} statement for the zone in the
>> slave's named.conf.
>> If you're running 9.3, the notify source address should be logged. If
>> not, sniff the packets on the slave and see what address is sending your
>> notify messages.
>> -Pete
> 	The error message indicates that the slave is not configured
> 	to serve
> 	Mark
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> Mark Andrews, ISC
> 1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
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