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Hi everyone, I have a Mandrake 10.0 machine with BIND installed. I have followed the DNS how to located at http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc.../DNS-HOWTO.pdf and found it very useful. I have performed the ...
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    BIND Problems, please help!


    Hi everyone, I have a Mandrake 10.0 machine with BIND installed.

    I have followed the DNS how to located at http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc.../DNS-HOWTO.pdf
    and found it very useful.

    I have performed the dig -x 127.0.0.1 command and get everything as the how to says I need.

    But when I run nslookup on the Windows clients :

    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.250: Timed out
    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.251: Timed out
    DNS request timed out.
    Default Server: UnKnown
    Address: 192.168.1.250

    What have I done wrong?

    Please help.

    Regards,
    Dane

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    Does ping from the windows clients work?

    //jonas

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    Yes ping works fine

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    192.168.1.250 is the IP address of the Linux machine that I have DNS running on.

    I am trying to run nslookup on my Windows XP client and I get ;

    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.250: No response from server
    DNS request timed out.

    I have the default config for named that has the root zone and the 127.0.0 which has the reverse zone already entered (as per default)

    I also selected "mandrake.coastal.com.au" as my machines full domain name as thats how I wanted it set up when I got DNS going

    I tried reading the DNS HOW-TO but couldn't get my head around it. I have been using webmin to do what I have done so far and I find that a lot more practical than manually modifying configs

    I am very new to Linux but I am doing a course in networking at university so I know the basics just can't understand how to apply them to this.

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    i have the exact same issue... i've already postted here:

    http://www.techimo.com/forum/t125872.html

    and here:

    http://forums.devshed.com/t198031/s.html

    but nothing so far... please feel free to read one of those topics though, to ensure they are the same issue as this one...

    did you ever find a solution?

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    a firewall or gateway issue preventing the lookup ?
    Elaine

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    have you put your name server on

    * /etc/resolv.conf
    domain myserver.com (change domain like what you want)
    nameserver 192.168.0.1 (you have NIC ok - i set like this on my Comp.)

    * /etc/hosts.conf
    #this commonly on /etc/hosts.conf
    hosts,bind (this meat that nameserver will lookup /etc/hosts and then nameserver BIND

    * /etc/hosts
    # default installation don't remove at localhost

    127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
    192.168.0.4 jupiter (computer named jupiter)
    192.168.0.7 mars (computer named mars)

    double check files at /etc/resolv.conf if intall by default installation it must be servername file at /var/named, make sure you have it at least what you mean like

    /var/named/myserver.com.zone --- (or whatever you named it just OK)

    check on /var/named/myserver.com.zone is it reflecting about what you needed ?

    after all let's do like RH behaviour

    /etc/rc.d/init.d/named start

    check on

    #tail -f /var/log/messages
    make sure you don't have any mistakes

    and ping www.myserver.com it should you have a reply or do
    # dig myserver.com

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