On Thu, 17 Apr 2008, Bob Hoffman wrote:

> At this point I would just be happy to be able to do a dig or nslookup
> to a website like google.


First verify that DNS works without your named server, for example run:

dig @66.70.216.113 www.bobhoffman.com

That should give you no error and one answer.

If that doesn't work, then maybe your networking is not working.

If that does work, then make sure your local named is running and
listening:

ps auxww | grep named

netstat -an | grep 53

You should see named running and listening on port 53 for tcp and udp.

Then do a dig against it:

dig @127.0.0.1 www.bobhoffman.com

What happens?