domain names not resolving

Daniel Kirk dkirk at
Wed Mar 21 05:24:02 UTC 2007

I have a feeling this question is going to have a very obvious answer, 
but I have searched hi and low for the last 5 hours and have not found it. 

I've got a new server installation, BIND 9.4 on Fedora Core 6.  It loads 
fine and says its loaded 39 zones and I cannot find any error messages:
/etc/init.d/named status
number of zones: 39
debug level: 0
xfers running: 0
xfers deferred: 0
soa queries in progress: 0
query logging is OFF
recursive clients: 0/1000
tcp clients: 0/100
server is up and running

However, none of my domain name resolve at all, I cannot connect to 
anything except an ip, and any other programs like sendmail don't work 

I'm using old config files so they are likely to be the source of the 
problem.  eg

 cat /var/named/chroot/var/named/
; Zone file for

@       IN      SOA (
                        1D )
                NS ; Inet Address of name server
                NS ; Inet Address of name server
                MX      10 ; Primary Mail Exchanger
localhost       A
ns0             A
ns1             A
www             A
mail            A

 dig +trace

; <<>> DiG 9.3.4 <<>> +trace
;; global options:  printcmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

the name servers for the domain registration are and

I've just about reached the end of my tether (no sleep for 30 hours is 
hard) so if anyone can help me I'll give you a big kiss.


Daniel Kirk
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