Can't directory query NS type from nds server.

Steven Carr sjcarr at
Tue Aug 13 07:40:21 UTC 2013

On 13 August 2013 08:20, Sury Bu <bushurui at> wrote:
> When I use host -a, the result contains
> following:
>    86400    IN    NS
>    86400    IN    A
> Received 71 bytes from in 0 ms

So you didn't actually get a response that you wanted, you didn't get
the A record for your requested

> But, if I directory use -t ns type to query the NS record, then It will
> fail.
> [root at tester1 named]# host -t ns
> Using domain server:
> Name:
> Address:
> Aliases:
> has no NS record

You are missing the DNS zone in your DNS configuration for The NS record in indicates that the
server is the server responsible for the zone, but the
zone either isn't created or has been created and BIND hasn't been
reloaded to re-read the new configuration.

The reason the server wont return the NS record when queried directly
is because that is a glue record only, the zone didn't exist so there
was no response to return.


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