zone ./IN: has 0 SOA records

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Tue Feb 21 21:04:12 UTC 2006

> 	I get this message when starting an experimental DNS using
> bind9.3.1.  Right now, all the zones are private zones or reverse maps
> to private networks but the file and the "." zone designation
> are standard.

	All real zones require a SOA record and a NS RRset at the top.
	The zone you supplied does not have a SOA record at the top.

> 	The server actually runs but, as is no surprise, can not resolve
> any domains other than the private zones which it has.
> 	I wanted to cause this name server to resolve private zones
> which it does and recursively resolve external queries which it
> doesn't.

	Use the standard hint zone.

	Use stub/master/slave zones for the top on the internal namespaces
	with "forwarders { /* empty */ };" declarations to override any
	forwarders in options.
> 	Is there an updated file somewhere of all the error messages
> and warnings from bind9.3.1 so I can update my resources?

	Not that I am aware of.
> 	I dug up a file I had saved a long time ago of bind messages
> and found it was bind8-based so it is time to replace it.
> 	Thank you for any good ideas.
> Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
> OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group
Mark Andrews, ISC
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