Basic DNS Server Setup

atbigelow atbigelow at
Wed Feb 18 17:22:58 UTC 2009

On 18 Feb, 07:07, "Jeremy C. Reed" <Jeremy_R... at> wrote:
> 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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I actually just got it working. I forgot a single letter off my domain
name in the named.conf file which ruined the whole thing. Had I
actually posted the domain name here, I would have caught it sooner.
Lesson learned, I guess! Thanks a lot, Jeremy.

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