reverse zone file in external view not transferring to slaveserver??

Kaya Saman SamanKaya at
Wed Dec 2 08:02:45 UTC 2009

Thanks guys, sorry needed some down time to recharge my batteries - am 
gona combine all answers into one lump mail :-)

Frank Pikelner wrote:
> Do your bind logs give any clues as to what is going on? On the master 
> make sure you have read permission and the file is being loaded. On 
> the slave it should be attempting a transfer.
> Frank Pikelner
> On 2009-12-01, at 6:21 PM, "Kaya Saman" <SamanKaya at> wrote:

Unfortunately the only place I can find anything to do with Bind 
log-wise is in /var/adm/messages.... there is no specific /var/log/bind 
or named log like in Linux with my system or it is in such a weird place 
I haven't found it yet! I've also tried looking for it several times but 
never managed to find it.

"What do you mean "the Blastwave version"?

I've got BIND 9.6.0-P1 running on Solaris 9 with patches that are
current as of Sept 2008... My version was, however, compiled on the
machine it is running on though. See domain or Two of my nameservers are external. I believe that
the 'external' view transfers..."


pkg repo for Solaris/OpenSolaris, kind of similar to yum or apt-get for 

external views transfer but just not the reverse? But then since my 
network only has 1 single WAN IP I am trying to transfer everything 
internally through the intranet using local IP's and wondering if some 
issues could be there?

"    type master;
    allow-transfer { other.servers.ip.addresses; };

I tend to do
options {
    allow-transfer {"none";};

But this wouldn't explain why all the rest can transfer and the one zone

Have you made sure that the slaved copies for the internal view and the
external view go to DIFFERENT files?  Otherwise they overwrite each
other and strange timing effects occur.

Just thoughts."

Joseph, yes definitely they are going to different files as I have 14 
different zone files 7 in each 'view' - with 13 files getting 

I don't know if there's any way to start Bind verbosely or alternatively 
a command that will check the zone transfers?

I only have these available to me:

bash-2.05# ls /opt/csw/sbin
dnssec-dsfromkey     dnssec-signzone      named                
named-compilezone    sasldblistusers2     wget.static
dnssec-keyfromlabel  logwatch             named-checkconf      
rndc                 saslpasswd2
dnssec-keygen        lwresd               named-checkzone      
rndc-confgen         squid

Is one of these capable?


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