Receiving Timeout from DNS Server for a zone file Not present in named.conf

Barry Margolin barmar at
Wed Jul 8 16:38:20 UTC 2015

In article <mailman.2239.1436350643.26362.bind-users at>,
 Harshith Mulky <harshith.mulky at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a query here,
> I have named.conf configured But I do not have zone file configured for a 
> domain name as "e164.ld" 
> I am sending out a query asdig @<DNS Server IP> 
> ; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.el6 <<>> 
>  NAPTR;; global options: +cmd;; connection 
> timed out; no servers could be reached
> I am receiving  a Connection TimeOut message
> Should not i be receiving a NXDOMAIN response from DNS Server? 
> What are the scenarios, I will be receiving a Timeout, or a NXDOMAIN, or a 
> REFUSED from DNS Server
> I have Installed BIND on RHEL system! Would the reposnes be different in 
> different servers like Linux, Solaris, CENTOS? 		 	   		  

Since you didn't use the +norecurse option, the server will try to make 
a recursive query for you (assuming you're in its allow-recursion access 
list). If dig times out before that completes, you'll get a timeout 

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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