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  1. #1

    bind/named setup but clients not resolving

    Fedora 8

    Installed Bind/named.
    all configured with zones. local domain is "local.lan" with subnet of 192.168.1.x/24
    setup hosts file with 4 pc's associated with ip address/name
    can ping by name from the named fedora box.
    Cannot ping from clients (XP) configured to point to fedora box
    Clients state: ping request could not find host.

    XP client:
    IP GW192.168.1.1 DNS
    Fedora named GW192.168.1.1 DNS192.168.1.3 and external ISP DNS servers
    Clients can ping IP of named server
    Firewall settings turned off on fedora named and xp clients

    acl local.lan {; 127.0/8; };
    options {
            forwarders {;;; }; #IP of upstream ISP nameserver(s)
            forward only; #rely completely on our upstream nameservers
            listen-on port 53 {; };
            directory       "/var/named";
            dump-file       "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
            statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
            memstatistics-file "/var/named/data/named_mem_stats.txt";
            allow-query     { local.lan; };
            recursion yes;
    logging {
            channel default_debug {
                    file "data/";
                    severity dynamic;
    # Forward Zone for local.lan domain
    zone "local.lan." IN {
            type master;
            file "local.lan.db";
    zone "0.0.127.IN-ADDR.ARPA." IN {
            type master;
            file "127.0.0.db";
    zone "1.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA." IN {
            type master;
            file "192.168.1.db";
    zone "." IN {
            type hint;
            file "";
    include "/etc/named.rfc1912.zones";

    $TTL 1H
    @       SOA     fedora8.local.lan.      root.fedora8.local.lan. (       3
                                                    1H )
                    NS      fedora8.local.lan.
    vmware  A
    fedora8 A
    laptop  A
    nelsonXP        A
    localhost       A
    Can anyone help me to find out why the XP clients can ping via name resolution?

  2. #2
    forget it... I found my issue, had to add the subnet to the listen-on port 53 option so that it looks like this:

    listen-on port 53 {;; };

    And also added :

    allow-query { local.lan;; };

    Thanks anyway

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