BIND problem with forwarder

Sangoi, Nehal (Gexpro, consultant) Nehal.Sangoi at
Mon Jul 2 21:06:37 UTC 2007

How do I turn on the debug logging for query logs? .... I have below
lines of code in my /etc/named.conf.

logging {
    channel query_logging {
        syslog local1;
         print-time yes;                 // timestamp log entries
        category queries {

And, it does not work if I add below two lines ...

severity notice;
        print-severity yes;


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephane Bortzmeyer [mailto:bortzmeyer at] 
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 5:01 PM
To: Sangoi, Nehal (Gexpro, consultant)
Cc: bind-users at
Subject: BIND problem with forwarder

On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 04:31:05PM -0400,  Sangoi, Nehal (Gexpro,
consultant) <Nehal.Sangoi at> wrote  a message of 52 lines which

> They work when the IP address of the forwarder is set explicitly in 
> either of the tools. [nslookup or dig]. But, the pointer to localhost 
> does not work to resolve the same through forwarders line in 
> /etc/named.conf file. I am still struggling to understand the reason 
> behind the problem.

Do not struggle: ask BIND. It probably explained why in its log file.

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