Server can't resolve names on itself
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sat Feb 4 02:58:21 UTC 2006
In article <ds08e5$2i8o$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
"Jose.Dr.G at gmail.com" <Jose.Dr.G at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using BIND on FC4. My machine is a primary DNS server for a forward
> domain and 3 reverse domains.
> For some reason the forward name lookups don't resolve but, the reverse
> do. If I do
> $> nslookup somehost
> I get...
> ** server can't find junkbond: NXDOMAIN
Weird -- the name in the error isn't even close to the name you used in
the command. (No, you don't have to respond -- I'm not really so dense
that I don't realize that you tried to obfuscate the name.)
> my /etc/resolv.conf file points to the local server and search is set
> to my domain.
Does it work if you specify the domain explicitly? If you've been
reading this list for any period of time, haven't you learned that
nslookup is a LOUSY debugging tool. Use dig so that you can see
precisely what query is being sent and what the response is, and not
depend on automatic behavior like appending a domain suffix. So what
> Also, How do you set logging to log queries? At the moment it only logs
> zone transfers.
Enable the "queries" logging category in named.conf.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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