BIND9 SERVFAIL on some .gov addresses
cswiger at mac.com
Thu Feb 10 20:23:35 UTC 2011
On Feb 10, 2011, at 11:26 AM, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
> dig: isc_socket_create: address family not supported
> I've read that I shouldn't let this error message lead me anywhere in
> particular. Does anyone have some advice for where to start
The error message you mention is likely an attempt to do something with IPv6 addresses; perhaps your machine or your network is explicitly configured to do IPv4 only? Does a dig against a well-known working nameserver return valid results like below?
% dig -t mx health.nyc.gov @126.96.36.199
; <<>> DiG 9.6.3 <<>> -t mx health.nyc.gov @188.8.131.52
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 12326
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 4, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; QUESTION SECTION:
;health.nyc.gov. IN MX
;; ANSWER SECTION:
health.nyc.gov. 900 IN MX 10 vwall4.nyc.gov.
health.nyc.gov. 900 IN MX 10 vwall1.nyc.gov.
health.nyc.gov. 900 IN MX 10 vwall2.nyc.gov.
health.nyc.gov. 900 IN MX 10 vwall3.nyc.gov.
;; Query time: 29 msec
;; SERVER: 184.108.40.206#53(220.127.116.11)
;; WHEN: Thu Feb 10 14:42:15 2011
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 124
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