Dig, open servers and A records
sceyre at btinternet.com
Sun Apr 5 08:32:36 UTC 2015
The good news is that I have my server running. The not so good news is
that there are a few problems which could be interconnected.
My server is called server1.sportshost.co.uk and its ip address is
Going on to whatsmydns.net I find that sportshost.co.uk returns suitable
entries under the NS and SOA section. There are nothing but red crosses
under A records section - I was expecting my ip address.
Then when I dig a domain name like google.co.uk I get suitable replies
but when I dig an ip address like 126.96.36.199 the request gets the reply
Further enquiries show that I dont have an open recursive site when the
errors above still apply.
When I change my /etc/bind/named.conf.local file from 'recursion no;' to
'recursion yes;' I get an inverse of the above. I get full replies from
all my dig enquiries but I get an open recursive warning - which I
obviously dont want.
whatsmydns.net replies remain the same.
So todays question is - what do I need to do to keep my server closed,
get proper dig replies and get my A records showing up on whatsmydns.net?
Or is everything working well and its not necessary to have dig
providing proper replies?
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