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Strange named problem on RHEL 5

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by elenlace, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. elenlace

    elenlace Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2002
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    I setup today my first RHEL 5 server, with named 9.3.3rc2, this is the first named configuration file I see with the "views" configuration, just to let CPanel guys know that out of the box it didn't work, I had to change the external views to:

    view "external"
    /* This view will contain zones you want to serve only to "external" clients
    * that have addresses that are not on your directly attached LAN interface subnets:
    match-clients { any; };
    match-destinations { any; };

    recursion no;
    // you'd probably want to deny recursion to external clients, so you don't
    // end up providing free DNS service to all takers

    Now, the problem is that helped for domains in the server to be resolved externally (ie: from an external machine nslookup domain now WORKS, it resolves properly). Also, the server can resolve non-internal domains properly (ie: from inside the server, nslookup works fine). However, for the server to resolve internally its own zones, it does not work:

    [root@linux named]# nslookup
    Server: x.y.z.z
    Address: x.y.z.z#53

    ** server can't find SERVFAIL

    Of course is just a name for my server's main domain. Why is it resolved externally but is not resolved internally?

    Any thoughts?

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