Trouble With One Domain

bsfinkel at bsfinkel at
Fri Jun 26 18:16:32 UTC 2009

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at> wrote, in part:
>The problem (NS going to CNAME) was properly identified by Hauke Lampe
>very soon in the thread. Read it.
>> "Unable to find primary nameserver (SOA)"
>Well, the error message could be better, that's sure...

There are a number of reasons why the SOA could not be located:

     NS pointing to a CNAME,
     incorrect NS delegation from the parent,
     lame server,
     name server not accessible from the Internet,

If the zonecheck code is able to determine what the reason is, then
it should give the reason.  I was looking for incorrect delegation or
inaccessible name server.  I did not notice the CNAME.  This zone
is maintained by a different group here; all I do is slave the zone.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
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