It's a non-authoritative answer because the nameserver is having
trouble locating the file.
If you notice, your named.conf is referencing the file
"/var/named/", but your cat (and thus the actual
filename) is /var/named/
Fix the filename issue, and named shouldn't have any problem returning
authoritative answers. You could also have seen errors indicating this
in the logfiles on the master server.
For future reference - pretty much anytime you get a non-authoritative
answer from a master - it means that there was some problem loading the
zone ON THE MASTER server. From there, logfiles and double and
triple-checking recent changes are a good thing.
-Drew Schatt
On Oct 24, 2004, at 11:03 PM, Karl J Rink wrote:

> zone "" {
> type master;
> file "/var/named/";
> allow-update { none; };
> allow-query { any; };
> };
> cat /var/named/