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DNS Record Not Working?

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by coderoyal, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. coderoyal

    coderoyal Well-Known Member

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    Hi there! Help!!


    We are experiencing a strange issue with the domains of one of our accounts on Cpanel.

    If you do a whois lookup on downeastconcrete.com, you will see that the record correctly shows that it's pointing to ns5.hermon.net and ns4.hermon.net

    However, if you try to do a lookup on downeastconcrete.com, it fails! The box says the host can't be found. We did a DIG specifically on the authoratative CPanel server for the domain name, and it answered back correctly:

    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 24108
    ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 2

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;downeastconcrete.com. IN A

    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    downeastconcrete.com. 14400 IN A 66.186.176.231

    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    downeastconcrete.com. 14400 IN NS ns4.hermon.net.
    downeastconcrete.com. 14400 IN NS ns5.hermon.net.

    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    ns4.hermon.net. 14400 IN A 66.186.176.231
    ns5.hermon.net. 14400 IN A 66.186.176.232

    ;; Query time: 2 msec
    ;; SERVER: 66.186.176.232#53(66.186.176.232)
    ;; WHEN: Mon Feb 27 16:22:19 2006
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 132

    BUT, when you try to do a ping, or a lookup on any server not pointing to these DNS servers, it will fail:

    [owena@hso ~]$ dig downeastconcrete.com @ns1.hermon.net

    ; <<>> DiG 9.2.5 <<>> downeastconcrete.com @ns1.hermon.net
    ; (1 server found)
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 2676
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;downeastconcrete.com. IN A

    ;; Query time: 6 msec
    ;; SERVER: 66.186.176.2#53(66.186.176.2)
    ;; WHEN: Mon Feb 27 16:22:53 2006
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 38


    No other domain names authoratative to these servers are affected so I can't explain why this one isn't working. Also, the registrar is correctly pointing according to their records to ns5.hermon.net and ns4.hermon.net...

    Does anyone know what I can try next to figure out the issue?

    Thank you!
    Alan
    Hermon School Department
     
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    pross Well-Known Member

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  3. coderoyal

    coderoyal Well-Known Member

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    But how can it think the root servers are ns1 and ns2 and the whois record states it's NS5 and NS4?

    Domain name: downeastconcrete.com

    Registrant:
    Jeff Wheeler (PALDV) wheelerj@hermon.net
    Hermon School District
    P.O. Box 6360
    Hermon, ME 04402
    United States
    Phone: (207)8484000 x 6006

    Administrative Contact:
    Jeff Wheeler (83NB7) wheelerj@hermon.net
    Hermon School District
    P.O. Box 6360
    Hermon, ME 04402
    United States
    Phone: (207)8484000 x 6006

    Technical Contact:
    Jeff Wheeler (PALDV) wheelerj@hermon.net
    Hermon School District
    P.O. Box 6360
    Hermon, ME 04402
    United States
    Phone: (207)8484000 x 6006

    Billing Contact:
    Jeff Wheeler (GK9KB) wheelerj@hermon.net
    Hermon School District
    P.O. Box 6360
    Hermon, ME 04402
    United States
    Phone: (207)8484000 x 6006

    Record last updated on 2005-08-08 00:00:00
    Record created on 2004-08-11 00:00:00
    Record expires on 2006-08-11 00:00:00

    Domain servers in listed order:
    ns5.hermon.net
    ns4.hermon.net

    Registration Service Provider: AplusNet(APRO)
    apro-n4e-racc@abac.com

    http://www.aplus.net
     
  4. sawbuck

    sawbuck Well-Known Member

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    Traceroute for 66.186.176.231 goes to ns4.hermon.net.

    Can you post another domain name that is working correctly?
     
  5. coderoyal

    coderoyal Well-Known Member

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    Hey!

    I just called the registrar and they said that the issue appears to be on their end. The record didn't propogate correctly on their servers.

    They said they'll have it fixed in 24 hours.

    Take care,
    Alan
    Hermon School Department
     
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