S t i n g r a y wrote:

>Well recently i ask for help regarding my first dns server on LAN & now i have installed & configured it ,
>but there is one problem its not workign the way i want it to ...
>for example i want to have a local domain called clickonline.net mapping to the ip address of 10.0.0.4 but its not working .. here are my config files.
>
>named.conf
>
>acl clients {
> 10.0.0.0/16;
> ::1;
>};
>
>options {
> listen-on { any; };
> allow-recursion { clients; };
>};
>//forwarders {10.0.0.1;};
>zone "." {
> type hint;
> file "standard/root.hint";
>};
>
>zone "localhost" {
> type master;
> file "standard/localhost";
> allow-transfer { localhost; };
>};
>
>zone "127.in-addr.arpa" {
> type master;
> file "standard/loopback";
> allow-transfer { localhost; };
>};
>zone "clickonline.net" {
> type master;
> file "/var/named/master/db.clickonline.net";
>};
>
>
>my /var/named/master/db.clickonline.net file
>
>$TTL 86400
>@ IN SOA ns.clickonline.net. admin@clickonline.net.
>(
> 1 ; Serial
> 604800 ; Refresh
> 86400 ; Retry
> 2419200 ; Expire
> 86400 ) ; Negative Cache TTL
>;
>@ IN NS ns.clickonline.net.
>
>@ IN A 10.0.0.4
>mailserver IN A 10.0.0.2
>firewall IN A 10.0.0.6
>
>
>my /etc/resolve.conf file
>
>domain clickonline.net
>nameserver 10.0.0.6
>
>the client pc window which is configured to use my named server
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\admin>nslookup clickonline.net
>*** Can't find server name for address 10.0.0.6: Non-existent domain
>*** Default servers are not available
>Server: UnKnown
>Address: 10.0.0.6
>
>*** UnKnown can't find clickonline.net: Server failed
>
>what should i do now ?
>regards
>Faisal


One mistake you are making is this - you are using nslookup as a
debugging tool, which it is not. Look at these lines:

C:\Documents and Settings\admin>nslookup clickonline.net
*** Can't find server name for address 10.0.0.6: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Server: UnKnown
Address: 10.0.0.6

*** UnKnown can't find clickonline.net: Server failed

You have your default server as 10.0.0.6. The first thing that nslookup
does is to verify that that address is registered in DNS and that the
nodename it finds points back to 10.0.0.6. In your case, 10.0.0.6
is not registered in DNS (at least nslookup could not find it), so
nslookup (inconveniently) refuses to use 10.0.0.6 as a DNS server, and
nslookup immediately quits.
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