Pushed transfer to slave fails

Hauke Lampe lampe at hauke-lampe.de
Fri Jan 14 00:45:53 UTC 2011

Hi Stewart.

> SLAVE ( 
>                   transfer-source;
> zone "bard.edu" {
>                   masters {; };
>                   transfer-source;

transfer-source should probably be, not .5

> Jan 13 12:37:37 nsi1 named[21007]: zone bard.edu/IN/internal: notify to
> retries exceeded

"retries exceeded" means that the master server didn't receive any response from the slave to its notify queries. Watching the packet flow with tcpdump might give a hint where queries or replies disappear. Is there any kind of packet filter between the servers that would let queries pass but filters notifies? 

When you queried the slave from the master server, did you specify the source address (dig -b


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