Need Help with BIND9

Paul Kosinski bind at
Fri Jun 11 22:53:43 UTC 2021

The site has a suite of tools to check your DNS, email and Web servers from the outside. They're easy to use and might turn up something.

On Fri, 11 Jun 2021 09:10:32 -0700
techlists at wrote:

> Hi,
> The two domains I am working with on my SOHO home server are 1) 
>  and 2)
> I setup first and configured BIND9 for it on the same 
> server.
> To try to troubleshoot I configured on the same box, 
> however it uses Zoneedit for DNS. works as expected.
> does not work which uses my local BIND9.
> I've tried everything I can think of.  I've tested the config files, run 
> dig, and verified port 53 is open.
> I took the zone file for from my VPS that runs Plesk 
> and previously hosted  I forgot to change the IP 
> addresses in the zone to my SOHO box and the website on my VPS was 
> accessible.  When I changed the IP addresses in the zone file to my SOHO 
> box the website quit working.
> I assumed this meant I had an Apache issue and that is when I added 
> to test Apache.  I've checked apache several times...  
> And I just checked it again.....
> The server I am using is an old i3 laptop that I upgraded with a SSD.  
> It has 4GB RAM.
> I am using Ubuntu 20.04lts and BIND9.
> My connection is a commercial/business Internet connection provided by 
> my cable company for home office usage. This connection does not block 
> ports.
> I followed the Ubuntu 20.04 server manual to configure BIND9 and I have 
> searched the Internet for more information.
> If you need any additional information let me know.
> Thank you for your help!!

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