distro - Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant)
trying to configure named. named is running but # dig is showing 0 answers. all the configuration details r as follows.edited the following files.....
/etc/named.conf
/var/named/server.sarayu3.com.zone
/var/named/1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.zone
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# hostname
server.sarayu3.com
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# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
127.0.0.1 server.sarayu3.com server localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.1.3 server.sarayu3.com server.sarayu3.com
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# cat /etc/resolv.conf
#search sarayu3.com
nameserver 192.168.1.3

nameserver 61.1.96.69
nameserver 61.1.96.71
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# cat /etc/named.conf | more
options {
directory "/var/named";
dump-file "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
};

// a caching only nameserver config

controls {
inet 127.0.0.1 allow { localhost; } keys { rndckey; };
};

zone "." IN {
type hint;
file "named.ca";
};

zone "localdomain" IN {
type master;
file "localdomain.zone";
allow-update { none; };
};
zone "localhost" IN {
type master;
file "localhost.zone";
allow-update { none; };
};

zone "0.0.127.in-addr.arpa" IN {
type master;
file "named.local";
allow-update { none; };
};

##########################
zone "server.sarayu3.com" IN {
type master;
file "server.sarayu3.com.zone";
allow-update { none; };
};

zone "1.168.192.in-addr.arpa" IN {
type master;
file "1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.zone";
allow-update { none; };
};

##########################



zone "0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0 .0.0.0.0.0.0.ip6.arpa" IN {
type master;
file "named.ip6.local";
allow-update { none; };
};


zone "255.in-addr.arpa" IN {
type master;
file "named.broadcast";
allow-update { none; };
};

zone "0.in-addr.arpa" IN {
type master;
file "named.zero";
allow-update { none; };
};

include "/etc/rndc.key";
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# cat /var/named/server.sarayu3.com.zone
$ORIGIN server.sarayu3.com.
$TTL 86400
@ IN SOA server.sarayu3.com. root.server.sarayu3.com. (
42 ; serial (d. adams)
3H ; refresh
15M ; retry
1W ; expiry
1D ) ; minimum



IN NS 192.168.1.3
server.sarayu3.com IN A 192.168.1.3
www IN CNAME server.sarayu3.com.

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# cat /var/named/1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.zone
$ORIGIN 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.
$TTL 86400
@ IN SOA server.sarayu3.com. root.server.sarayu3.com. (
1997022700 ; Serial
28800 ; Refresh
14400 ; Retry
3600000 ; Expire
86400 ) ; Minimum



IN NS server.sarayu3.com.
3 IN PTR server.sarayu3.com.
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# dig server.sarayu3.com

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> server.sarayu3.com
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 34853
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;server.sarayu3.com. IN A

;; Query time: 0 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.3#53(192.168.1.3)
;; WHEN: Thu Jul 28 12:23:11 2005
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 36
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