BIND 9.2.2 and OS X Tiger Server

Daniel Ström daniel at
Wed Nov 2 15:10:34 UTC 2005

> On Nov 2, 2005, at 6:19 AM, Daniel Ström wrote:
>> Hey!
>> We just got a new firewall and this is the first machine i´m hooking
>> up a server behind it. This server has a static internal IP of
>> and also a static external IP that points to the
>> firewall wich use one-to-one NAT for pointing the external adress to
>> the internal. I have added the domain for this server in my
>> Authorative DNS (BIND 9.2.2) that resides outside the firewall and
>> everything is working fine. I have added both DNS-servers in DNS-
>> settings (in the server) and i can browse and send/recieve mail fine
>> but it´s this one thing that bugs me. I dont think it resolves to
>> itself (at least that´s what i think it is).
>> This is a Mac OS X Server 10.4 box and if anyone of you is familiar
>> with Server Admin (the admin tool for os x server) it does not
>> display a DNS name like my two other DNS servers does. Is that
>> because it cant resolve its own domain name? If anyone can point me
>> in the right direction here on how to correct this i would really
>> appriciate it.
> You might check /etc/hostconfig for a line that looks like the  
> following:
> HOSTNAME=<hostname>
> That file is supposed to be maintained by the system but I have  
> edited that line before to get the hostname to show up.
>> / Daniel
> Paul

Thanks for helping out Paul, i really appriciate it.

I had a look in /etc/hostconfig and HOSTNAME was set to AUTOMATIC, i  
changed it and rebooted but with no luck, any other suggestions?

/ Daniel

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