> >
> > There *is* a problem, however, in setting "$ORIGIN ." followed by an "@"
> > entry. Because of the preceding $ORIGIN, named's parser interprets the
> > "@" as a root-zone entry. In your logs, you should have had another
> > error message specifying exactly the line on which the fatal error
> > occurred. Why did you omit that error message?
> >


ok...i started with named with debug and now it shows me the line
error which it failed.

/bind-8.4.6/src/bin/named
named[ID 295310 daemon.warning] foo/foo.com:14:foo.com: CNAME and
OTHER data error
named[ID 295310 daemon.error] master zone "foo.com" (IN) rejected due
to errors (serial 2005020102)
named[25788]: [ID 295310 daemon.error] master zone "foo.com" (IN)
rejected due to errors (serial 2005020102)
named[25789]: [ID 295310 daemon.notice] Ready to answer queries.


and the file has...

$ORIGIN foo.com.
$TTL 604800 ; 7 days
@ IN SOA localhost. info.localhost. (
2005020102 ; serial
86400 ; refresh
900 ; retry
604800 ; expire
86400 ; minimum
) ;
NS localhost. ;


* A 192.168.1.4
foo.com. CNAME giddieup.dnsalias.com.


which means that that CNAME line is not being liked as it is...but I
thought you said linking CNAME like that is fine..