Anand Buddhdev anandb at
Sun Oct 2 15:51:16 UTC 2016

On 02/10/16 17:22, Per olof Ljungmark wrote:

Hello Per,

Please see my answers below. You appear to have a bad configuration.

> Hmmm, looks like I've found something here. The default named.conf on
> FreeBSD has the following section on the root servers. If I comment out
> the "traditional" root hints and instead use what is recommended below,
> all reverse lookups will generate a SERVFAIL.
> This is in the log:
> zone refresh: non-authoritative answer from master
> (source

This line indicates that your BIND server tried to XFR the
zone from ( However, none of the root
servers are authoritative for the zone. Have you also
configured your BIND server to slave this from If so, then
it's a misconfiguration.

I would also add that you should NOT slave the root and arpa zones,
unless you fully understand what you're doing. I suggest that you stop
doing it.

Just use the "hint" type configuration. This is just fine for most users.


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