resolving issue

Andy Shellam andy-lists at
Sat Dec 6 13:40:49 UTC 2008

Binmakhashen, Latif wrote:
>  Bad  configuraiton like what? Would you mind to elaborate please?
How long's a piece of string?  Seriously - we will need more information 
to even begin to help.

It appears as though the first server in your /etc/resolv.conf has 
stopped allowing recursion from your server - it's been made 
authoritative only, or restricted to an IP range that your server isn't 
in.  Is this your nameserver or your ISPs?  Secondly, why do you have a 
server configured in your /etc/resolv.conf that you know will time out?

Try the following:

# cat /etc/resolv.conf

# dig @ an.internal.domain
# dig @ an.external.domain

# dig @ an.internal.domain
# dig @ an.external.domain

i.e. for each server that's in your /etc/resolv.conf, see if you can 
resolve an internal and an external domain (if you don't host any 
domains yourself, then just try externally.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounces at
> [mailto:bind-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Matus UHLAR -
> fantomas
> Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2008 7:40 AM
> To: bind-users at; BIND Mailing List
> Subject: Re: resolving issue
> On 06.12.08 06:51, Binmakhashen, Latif wrote:
>> # nslookup
>> ;; Got recursion not available from [IP Removed], trying next server
>> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
>> I'm having trouble resolving internet queries from my server. 
>> The next servers are in the DMZ zones and I can not reach so I already
>> know why the next server times out but I should be able to resolve
>> internet queries from my server.
> Apparently all of servers in yout /etc/resolv.conf are unreachable. That
> may
> be bad configuration (bad servers in resolv.conf ) a firewall problem
> and
> maybe something even different.

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