rcode servfail/adns

Gregory Hicks ghicks at cadence.com
Thu Feb 16 22:27:26 UTC 2006

First, I must confess...  I cheated.

> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 23:15:22 +0100
> To: Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews at isc.org>
> From: flatline <flatline at greyhat.nl>
> Subject: Re: rcode servfail/adns 
> Cc: bind-users at isc.org
> At 23:08 16-2-2006, Mark Andrews wrote:
> >
> >         Well as you can see 28.84.IN-ADDR.ARPA is delegated to
> >         NS.RIPE.NET however it isn't serving it.  The other
> >         nameservers for 28.84.IN-ADDR.ARPA are serving it.
> >
> >         Either NS.RIPE.NET needs to be fixed, the zone contents
> >         needs to be fixed or the delegation needs to be fixed.
> >
> >         I suggest you contact the administators of 28.84.IN-ADDR.ARPA
> >         and get them to address the problem.
> >
> >         Mark
> Are you seriously suggesting to contact RIPE, to 
> tell them around 4000 of their IPs don't resolve, 
> just on my host, but they work fine on another? I 
> think this is not a problem at RIPE, but rather 
> at my site, which is why I'm requesting help 
> here. I'm not sure if you fully understand the 
> problem, but I'm still looking for a solution to my situation. 

Yes, Mark is quite seriously suggesting this - IF you want the
ns.ripe.net delegation to get fixed.

well% nslookup
Default Server:  ns9.salon.com

> server ns.ripe.net
Default Server:  ns.ripe.net

> set type=PTR
Server:  ns.ripe.net

*** ns.ripe.net can't find Server failed

(I should have used dig, but as I said above, I cheated.)

Gregory Hicks


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