help: DNS 4.1.2, named.boot, resolv.conf

help: DNS 4.1.2, named.boot, resolv.conf

Post by Luca Po » Thu, 23 Mar 1995 19:03:33

>I want to make a local copy of information from a remote
>nameserver, what entry do I need in named.boot to do this?

directory /etc/named.d
cache   .       named.cache
secondary add.your.domain <IP addr. of primary NS>
secondary 12.34.56.IN-ADDR.ARPA <IP addr. of primary NS> ; Reverse DNS resolv.


Luca Polo.

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1. /etc/resolv.conf and DNS --- *must* named be running?

I've got a test PC that I'm going to setup a name server on to host my
company's public web site.  I'm going to run the DNS server myself
rather than pay someone else to do it.

I've been having some serious trouble with DNS, nslookup and such.
Some sites can do an nslookup to my domain, some cannot......

I'm installing a new server independant of my main network and
internal DNS
server.  This server is a RedHat Linux 7.3 server.

So I'm starting from the very beginning -- no DNS, just testing my
/etc/resolv.conf configuration.

When I point my /etc/resolv.conf file to the ip address of, I
cannot connect to any machines/web sites/etc that are outside of [what
think] is the 'network owned by Savvis'.  The reason that I say this
is because of the three web sites that I attempt to connect to I know
that at least two of them have contracts with Savvis (One Net
Communicatins and Symanet, Inc.)

my /etc/resolv.conf file is:


When I try to connect to a site line, I get the following:

%> lynx

Alert!: Unable to access document.

Looking up first
Looking up, guessing...
Looking up, guessing...
Looking up, guessing...
Looking up, guessing...
Can't Access `file://localhost/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/'
Alert!: Unable to access document.

lynx: Can't access startfile

But if I change my /etc/resolv.conf file to point to a name server not
by Savvis (, everything works normally.  eg:



%> lynx

[the Excite home page appears normally].

Does Savvis somehow filter this resolution?  This hasn't been an issue
before this time because I am running a caching name server on my
gateway to
the Internet.  THIS server, however absolutely must not run DNS or a
name server.  I'm sure that the admin at wouldn't want me to
use his
name server for my own purposes.  It is worth noting that ns2 and exhibit this behavior as well.

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