stumped on sub domain addition

Lightner, Jeff JLightner at
Thu Jul 23 18:33:04 UTC 2015

Your A record is working on a "dig +trace" and also working when I do dig and dig

This suggests the record (or nxrecord) is cached somewhere for normal lookups and will likely be OK after that cache expires.

Record returned:   21600   IN      A

In your SOA you have (in addition to the rest of the record):
"2015072342      ; Serial" 
That suggests you updated the record today (07/23) and it automatically updated serial number when you did it.

Jeffrey C. Lightner
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DS Services of America, Inc.
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To: Lightner, Jeff
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Subject: Re: stumped on sub domain addition

Thanks for the responses.

On Jul 23, 2015, at 12:37 PM, Lightner, Jeff <JLightner at> wrote:

> Did you change the sequence/serial in the SOA and reload the zone?

No, I am using 'smbind' to administer bind, and it appears to not let me do that. I don't know if it does an 'auto reload' or not, but I've never had a problem with the 500+ domains that are on it as of yet, so I'm guessing it does.

> Doing dig tests for I get it's "A" record and for I get is CNAME.  
> That suggests you didn't setup onqsolutions record properly.   Looking at your www CNAME in your zone file might let you know how to setup the one for onqsolutions.   Don't forget to put the dot at end of CNAME record like you see for WWW.
> Jeffrey C. Lightner

> [snip]

> From: bind-users-bounces at 
> [mailto:bind-users-bounces at] On Behalf OfJohn Miller
> Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:17 PM
> Cc: Bind Users Mailing List
> Subject: Re: stumped on sub domain addition
> Hi Donovan,
> Your zone file(s) as well as your named.conf config would be best here.  We really need more information from you than a single fqdn.

Here is the file that smbind created  (note that I have been making some changes):
$TTL   21600
@       IN      SOA (
                        2015072342      ; Serial
                        10800           ; Refresh
                        7200            ; Retry
                        604800  ; Expire
                        21600)          ; Negative Cache TTL
@       IN      NS  
@       IN      NS  
@       IN      A     
@       IN      MX      10
design  IN      CNAME           @
dev     IN      CNAME           @
elatia  IN      A     
ftp     IN      A     
mail    IN      A     
mail2   IN      A     
ns10    IN      A     
ns11    IN      A     
onqsolutions    IN      A     
www     IN      CNAME           @
www-tek IN      CNAME           @

> John
> --
> John Miller

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