Problem with recursive name server

Mike Hoskins michoski at
Fri Jun 8 20:15:07 UTC 2012

please share configuration and possibly zone file(s) so we can help...

if your isp has done rfc2317 style delegation, your servers are actually
authoritative so i don't think it has anything to do with allow-recursion
(and i doubt you want to set that to any, unless you have network acls in
place to prevent abuse).

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Bobkiewicz <bind-list at>
Date: Friday, June 8, 2012 1:08 PM
To: <bind-users at>
Subject: Problem with recursive name server

>Dear list,
>we are running an authorative name server for some domains. After some
>time our ISP has now delegated the reverse name lookups to our server. We
>are running bind 9.7.3 on Mac OS X 10.6 and are not able to bring the
>reverse name lookups to life. The master db-file is loaded and we  to set
>the allow-recursive { any; }; option in the named.conf but it still
>doesn´t work. We are getting RFC 1912 2.1 with some mail servers which is
>the biggest problem. Which additional options must be set in the
>named.conf to make the reverse name lookups for our domains work?
>Best regards,
> Mike 
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