> "Matthew Pounsett" wrote in message
> news:9981904B-4971-4832-B740-0CE0B0F64E08@conundrum.com...
> On 01-Apr-2008, at 09:21 , Eric B. wrote:
> > Thanks Mark.
> >
> > I tried a dig soa command and got the following output. I am hoping
> > that
> > someone can help me determine what is missing. The one thing I
> > noticed is
> > that I don't have the "AUTHORITY" section. Could that be triggering
> > the
> > problem? If so, any ideas how can I ensure that it is present?
> > What do I
> > need to make sure is in my Master conf file to have that appear?

>
> > # dig soa mydomain.biz @198.20.1.1 +norec
> >
> > ; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> soa mydomain.biz @198.20.1.1 +norec
> > ; (1 server found)
> > ;; global options: printcmd
> > ;; Got answer:
> > ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 42824
> > ;; flags: qr aa ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1
> >

>
>
> The AUTHORITY section is only present when the name server that
> responds is not authoritative for the data you queried about. The
> presence of the AUTHORITY section suggests "I'm not authoritative for
> this data, the name servers listed here are." You wouldn't expect it
> to be present in a response from your master.
>
> The key thing to note in your output is that the +aa bit is set, which
> means that this is an authoritative response.
>
> Looking back at your original post, I see where your problem is:
>
> > zone "mydomain.biz.dns" IN { type slave; file "slaves/
> > mydomain.biz.dns";
> > masters { 198.20.1.1; }; };
> >

>
>
> The zones 'mydomain.biz.dns' (in your config file) and 'mydomain.biz'
> are not the same. Your master is authoritative for mydomain.biz, but
> your slave is configured to do a zone transfer for mydomain.biz.dns,
> which your master is not authoritative for.
>
> Fix your slave configuration and you should be golden.


Brilliant. Thanks so much. Can't believe I missed that. And to imagine
the number of times I reread that damned line over and over and over, and
kept missing it. Sometimes just takes another pair of eyes.

Thanks again!

Eric