>>> named won't return rootservers

>>> named won't return rootservers

Post by Richard L. Hartm » Tue, 20 Feb 1996 04:00:00



I've configured and started named on my Linux box, in preparation for a
static IP connection to my ISP. I retrieved a copy of the root-servers.txt
file from rs.internic.net and used it to create named.ca.

I can send a -INT signal to named, and the resulting database dump shows
the root servers, so I know named is reading named.ca. But nslookup won't
return them.

I set the record type to NS, confirmed that requests for local information
work, and then entered a period by itself (to reference the root).
According to Kirch's "Linux Network Administrator's Guide", page 94, this
should return a list of the root servers - but it doesn't.

It shouldn't need a live connection to the Internet to provide this, since
the -INT test above proves that the root servers are already in its cache.

What am I missing?

Thanks!

 
 
 

>>> named won't return rootservers

Post by Michael Robinto » Tue, 20 Feb 1996 04:00:00


remove the root servers from the hints file (cache file)

replace with the dns name and ip ( in the same format )
of your ISP's DNS

put the line 'forwarders' ip.your.ISPs.dns

in your dns config file

don't refer to anything except your inside machines
in the rest of the dns config files
(for hosts, rev hosts, etc...)

NOW it will all work



>I've configured and started named on my Linux box, in preparation for a
>static IP connection to my ISP. I retrieved a copy of the root-servers.txt
>file from rs.internic.net and used it to create named.ca.

>I can send a -INT signal to named, and the resulting database dump shows
>the root servers, so I know named is reading named.ca. But nslookup won't
>return them.

>I set the record type to NS, confirmed that requests for local information
>work, and then entered a period by itself (to reference the root).
>According to Kirch's "Linux Network Administrator's Guide", page 94, this
>should return a list of the root servers - but it doesn't.

>It shouldn't need a live connection to the Internet to provide this, since
>the -INT test above proves that the root servers are already in its cache.

>What am I missing?

>Thanks!

distribution

 
 
 

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At installation time, linux was set up to use the
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Visualising the transfer using the 'hash' function of ftp
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