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reverse dns setup in fedora 5 and whm?

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by drsprite, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. drsprite

    drsprite Active Member

    Aug 5, 2004
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    I'm trying to add reverse DNS. I'm using the same config I had on RedHat 9. I changed OS to Fedora 5 today, and I can't add reverse zones using WHM.

    So I'm trying to do it manually and I get stuck.

    I added the following:


    zone "" IN {
    type master;
    file "/var/named/";

    I added the file /var/named/ and in that file I have:

    $TTL 900

    @ SOA ns1 (
    2005090706 ; Serial, Todays Date + Todays Serial #
    3h ; Refresh
    1h ; Retry
    1w ; Expire
    1h ) ; Cache


    204 PTR
    205 PTR
    206 PTR

    When I do a service named restart I get the following:

    zone loading master file /var/named/ file not found
    _default/ file not found

    What am I missing? Probably the obvious.

    The file DOES exist... yet it says it can't find it.

    I DO have rDNS auth with my data center.

    Thanks for any help...
    #1 drsprite, Jul 14, 2006
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2006
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    Is your named running in a chroot jail? If so, then you'd need to put the zone file in /var/named/chroot/var/named/
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