small sibling glue records help

Chris Thompson cet1 at
Wed Dec 19 16:54:50 UTC 2007

On Dec 19 2007, Alan Clegg wrote:

>Anatoly Pugachev wrote:
>> Can someone explain me, what does mean:
>> 18-Dec-2007 13:34:10.856 zone ''
>> has no SIBLING GLUE address records (A or AAAA)
>> Does that mean, that i should add A record for into
>> zone file?
>> I already have 
>> sub1    NS
>>         NS
>What this message means is that the nameservers (pointed to by the NS
>records) reside within the zone for which they are authoritative.  For
>the nameserver of the zone above (in this case to be able to
>provide a response including the IP addresses of the nameservers for the
>subordinate zone, you need the IP addresses in the parent.
>In other words, yes, you should add A records for the nameservers that
>live within the zone in question.  I'm thinking that your example is
[corrected as in later post]
> sub1    NS
>         NS
>In this case, you need to add:
> IN A x.y.z.a
> IN A l.m.n.o
>to the zone file.  (that's the "glue")

Yup, but as regards BIND 9.4.x error messages, that would be an absence 
of "REQUIRED GLUE", not of "SIBLING GLUE". To get the original message,
the OP would have to have something like

avgust  NS
; ... and maybe some others ...

; and another delegation:

sub1    NS ...

where the NS's for sub1 don't necessarily include

That is, the NS records for one child zone refer to names in a
_different_ child zone. The parent zone needs to have glue in this
case as well.

Of course, it would be easier to answer questions like this if the
OP hadn't used obfusticated names.

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at

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