unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL)
cet1 at hermes.cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 25 18:34:39 UTC 2006
On Apr 25 2006, Scott Baker wrote:
>I'm seeing a lot of SERVFAIL in my logs when my slave tries to
>transfer zones from my primary:
>zone 251.182.65.in-addr.arpa/IN: refresh: unexpected rcode
>(SERVFAIL) from master
Well, ns1.web-ster.com [18.104.22.168] seems to give SERVFAIL when
looking up anything in that zone (not just transfers), while
ns2.web-ster.com [22.214.171.124] replies more reasonably. Which, if
either, of these are "my slave" and "my primary" ?
>Most of it seems to be for my reverse DNS domains (which allow
>DDNS). Is this the expected behavior for those domains?
> What exactly
>does this error mean? I can't seem to find a corresponding log entry
>on the primary. What should I be looking for?
SERVFAIL could be all sorts of things. Error at zone loading time?
Complete absence of the zone from named.conf?
Supposing ns1.web-ster.com is "my primary", then get it to serve the
zone correctly (e.g. "dig soa 251.182.65.in-addr.arpa @126.96.36.199"
should work) before worrying about zone transfers.
Email: cet1 at cam.ac.uk
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