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Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by bryanedwards05, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. bryanedwards05

    Mar 12, 2008
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    I have been searching for hours on setting up DNS through WHM and I am still unsucessful in getting my DNS to resolv.

    This is what I have done:

    1) Set up /etc/resolv.conf as follows with the IP's from our local network DNS:

    nameserver XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

    2) Setup DNS Zones for and

    Then I have checked the DNS through Mice and Men and get the following error result:

    The server "" did not reply
    The server "" did not reply when it was
    queried for the name "". This indicates that the
    server is not running, or it is currently unreachable.

    o The name server "" is only listed in
    delegation data
    The server "" is listed as being
    authoritative for the zone according to the delegation data, but
    there is no NS record for that server in the zone data.
    Delegation data and zone data should always match.

    o None of the authoritative name servers were able to provide
    information for the zone
    None of the servers that were listed as being authoritative for
    the zone contained information for the zone. No further testing
    of this zone will be possible.

    Any ideas for me...DNS is pretty new to me.

  2. ccccanada

    ccccanada Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2003
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    In WHM have you set up your nameservers by going to section "Service Configuration" and then "Nameserver Setup"

    you need to make sure they are enabled before they will work.

    Also in "Basic cPanel/WHM Setup" you should enter the nameservers and make sure you assign IP and add the A adress for each of your nameservers

    Hope this helps
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  3. bryanedwards05

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Ok, I have done that, waited 24 hours, and i did a DNS Report. Everthing came back ok, except for nameservers. This is what came back.

    NS FAIL NS A timeout occurred getting the NS records from your nameservers! None of your nameservers responded fast enough. They are probably down or unreachable. I can't continue since your nameservers aren't responding. If you have a Watchguard Firebox, it's due to a bug in their DNS Proxy, which must be disabled (31 Jul 2006 UPDATE: several years after being informed of this, there is a rumor that there is a fix that allows the Watchguard DNS proxy to work).

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