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Old nameservers showing up in named log

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by keat63, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. keat63

    keat63 Well-Known Member

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    I found these entries in my logs, from Saturday morning around 2am.
    Ordinarily, i would just ignore them, however on this occasion, the server in question is the ones we used to use about a year ago, before I migrated to our own server.

    Is this just coincidence, or could there be something lurking within the folder structure ?

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    Oct 24 02:00:04 myhost named[19481]: error (connection refused) resolving 'ns5.oldservers.net/A/IN': xx.xx.186.124#53
    Oct 24 02:00:04 myhost named[19481]: error (connection refused) resolving 'ns2.oldservers.net/A/IN': xx.xx.186.124#53
     
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    The server in question was a DirectAdmin server.
    Our web site was hosted on this pod of servers until early January this year, where I purchased our own dedicated server.
    Both old and current servers are, as far as i'm aware, unrelated living in different data centres at opposite ends of the country.

    All the accounts, domains, emails etc were created from scratch on our current CPanel server before copying over the web site and database.

    The guy who kindly loaned us the space on the DA server, has since cancelled his plan with that host (hence our move).
    I'm confident that the plan we were on has long since been terminated.

    Incidentally, I check logs every day and never spotted it before or since, so I'm a little confused why our current CPanel server would be trying to connect to NameServers in our old data centre.
     
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    You can try searching for those old name servers within the zones files under the /var/named directory.

    Thank you.
     
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    Nothing there other than the domains on my server and a few named entries.
    I havn't seen it since, so i'm guessing a pure coincidence.
     
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