Basic DNS Server Setup

Jeremy C. Reed Jeremy_Reed at
Wed Feb 18 14:07:42 UTC 2009

On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, atbigelow wrote:

> After entering input mode for nslookup:
> Says it can't find REFUSED. Looking into /var/log/syslog
> I find numerous SERVFAIL and REFUSED RCODEs.

And what did named log about attempting to load that zone?

Maybe your named is ran in a chroot environment and can't even read your 
/etc/bind/zones/ ??

> I ran named-checkzone /etc/bind/zones/
> and it says everything is OK, as did named-checkconf.

That does not look correct. In your named.conf.local output you showed 
that the origin is "" for the 
"/etc/bind/zones/" file. (I assume you made up fake names 
for your email -- misleading makes it harder to troubleshooting and 
encourages many to not even attempt to assist.)

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