Problems setting up additional slave server

Christopher.Lee at Christopher.Lee at
Fri Mar 4 20:29:43 UTC 2005


I am thinking there maybe a config setting or firewall rule causing this
problem but I can't figure it out.  I am trying to setup a 3rd domain
server at a different location for backup.  I have configured the name
server the exact same as my other slave server but no transfers are

In the logs I see these errors:

Mar 03 15:11:39.357 xfer-in: error: transfer of '' from failed to connect: host unreachable
Mar 03 15:11:39.357 xfer-in: info: transfer of '' from end of transfer

Wierd thing is I can do a dig on info from the primary server but a dig for
axfr fails, see below:

home:/var/log/named# dig ANY

; <<>> DiG 9.2.1 <<>> ANY
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 17872
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 4

;                 IN      ANY

;; ANSWER SECTION:          3600    IN      A          3600    IN      SOA 2004101804 3600 900 604800 3600          3600    IN      NS          3600    IN      NS          3600    IN      NS          3600    IN      MX      5

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:      3600    IN      A      3600    IN      A      3600    IN      A     3600    IN      A

;; Query time: 31 msec
;; WHEN: Fri Mar  4 11:08:32 2005
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 231

home:/var/log/named# dig AXFR
;; Connection to for
failed: host unreachable.

Can some one give me some hints on where to start looking.  Does AXFR use
tcp instead of UDP and maybe blocked by firewall?

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