Named errors

Gary Lopez gary at
Thu Jun 29 22:11:48 UTC 2006

	Thanks for all your suggestions. I will have to eventually upgrade, but 
moving off Solaris 7 will have to wait as they are running some software 
no longer supported by Sun, but works great still.

I had my Windows NT and 2000 servers turn off the forwarders. This 
cleaned up the problem right away. I am sure that there is a way to 
accept forwarding from these servers correct? Is there a setting in the 
named.conf file I need to fix or can someone point me to some docs to read?

Gary D Lopez
Unix Systems Administrator
Catapult Communications
160 S Whisman Rd
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Barry Margolin wrote:
> In article <e7ufg5$223k$1 at>,
>  Gregory Hicks <ghicks at> wrote:
>>> Subject: RE: Named errors
>>> Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:21:07 -0400
>>> From: "Jeff Lightner" <jlightner at>
>>> To: <gary at>, "Kevin Darcy" <kcd at>
>>> Cc: <bind-users at>
>>> Well now it IS broke ain't it?
>>> If you tell them the most likely cause is that you were hacked that in
>>> tandem with the fact it is not working properly should get them to let
>>> you upgrade.
>> Actually, I'd put it more 'diplomatically' as in:
>> " The Bind that we are using is WELL past its "use-by" date.  I need to
>> upgrade to a much later version.  although I cannot positively state
>> that our name server has been hacked, everything I have now points to
>> that.
> Where are you getting the idea that his log messages point to that?  
> "Bad referrel" errors indicate problems on other servers, not problems 
> on your own.  Akamai also pulls some funny games with DNS to implement 
> their global load balancing, and these often result in complaints from 
> DNS servers.
> So if you're suggesting that Jeff lie to his bosses to get them to let 
> him upgrade, at least be honest about it.

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