Issue with remote client connections

Barry Margolin barmar at
Thu Feb 2 23:55:57 UTC 2006

In article <drt1k3$3166$1 at>,
 "John MacKenzie" <john at> wrote:

> Hi there, 
> I've tried searching google and newgroups but couldn't find anything
> similar to my issue, hopefully someone here can help. 
>  [root at samsara root]# named -v
> BIND 9.2.2-P3
> Bind is not responding to requests from external hosts. 
> IPTABLES has port 53 open, I can connect to the interface port 53 from
> local machine with no issues, however a remote client times out.
> I can telnet to port 53 from remote client and port appears open.

That tests TCP port 53, but DNS queries normally use UDP.  Have you 
confirmed that UDP port 53 is allowed through your firewall?

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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