So these are probably only temporary messages as we are migration
everything from UltraDNS to our own DNS servers.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce@isc.org [mailto:bind-users-bounce@isc.org] On
Behalf Of Mark Andrews
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:32 PM
To: Kevin Darcy
Cc: bind-users@isc.org
Subject: Re: RCODE, FORMERR, and bad auth Errors


In message <49123512.1020204@chrysler.com>, Kevin Darcy writes:
> I can resolve ns2.escapia.com/AAAA fine from both of those nameservers


> so either it was a temporary problem on the remote end, or you have

some
> middlebox molesting your DNS packets.
>
>


> - Kevin


I see a referral. For it to be a negative answer there
needs to the SOA record in the authority section, AA=1 is
not enough. See RFC 2308.

For it not the be a referral there needs to be a answer in
the answer section or there needs to be a SOA record in the
authority section. The answers being returned from
*.ultradns.net have neither.

Bcc'd Support@UltraDNS.com so hopefully they can raise the
issue with engineering.

Mark

escapia.com. 172800 IN NS udns1.ultradns.net.
escapia.com. 172800 IN NS udns2.ultradns.net.
;; Received 117 bytes from 192.12.94.30#53(e.gtld-servers.net) in 4102
ms

escapia.com. 86400 IN NS pdns6.ultradns.co.uk.
escapia.com. 86400 IN NS pdns5.ultradns.info.
escapia.com. 86400 IN NS pdns4.ultradns.org.
escapia.com. 86400 IN NS pdns3.ultradns.org.
escapia.com. 86400 IN NS pdns2.ultradns.net.
escapia.com. 86400 IN NS pdns1.ultradns.net.
escapia.com. 86400 IN NS escapia.com.
;; BAD (HORIZONTAL) REFERRAL
;; Received 234 bytes from 204.69.234.1#53(udns1.ultradns.net) in 169 ms


> Steve Koon wrote:
> > I am getting some error messages in my primary dns server log file

and
> > was wondering if I could get a little help on what steps to take

that
> > would resolve these.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ===== Snapshot of the Primary Log file =====
> >
> > zone mthoodrentals.com/IN: sending notifies (serial 2008110402)
> >
> > unexpected RCODE (SERVFAIL) resolving 'ns2.escapia.com/AAAA/IN':
> > 63.251.161.33#53
> >
> > FORMERR resolving 'ns2.escapia.com/AAAA/IN': 204.69.234.1#53
> >
> > FORMERR resolving 'ns2.escapia.com/AAAA/IN': 204.74.101.1#53
> >
> > too many timeouts resolving 'ns2.escapia.com/AAAA' (in

'escapia.com'?):
> > disabling EDNS
> >
> > client 69.25.129.118#1886: transfer of

'bigtreesvacationrentals.com/IN':
> > AXFR started
> >
> > client 69.25.129.118#1886: transfer of

'bigtreesvacationrentals.com/IN':
> > AXFR ended
> >
> > client 69.25.129.117#4523: transfer of

'bigtreesvacationrentals.com/IN':
> > AXFR started
> >
> > client 69.25.129.117#4523: transfer of

'bigtreesvacationrentals.com/IN':
> > AXFR ended
> >
> > invalid command from 127.0.0.1#1454: bad auth
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ===== Primary name.conf =====
> >
> > options {
> >
> >
> >
> > directory "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc";
> >
> > dump-file

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named\dump\nameddump.d b";
> >
> > statistics-file
> > "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named\stats\named.stat s";
> >
> > pid-file

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named\run\named.pid";
> >
> > recursion yes;
> >
> > zone-statistics yes;
> >
> > forwarders { 63.251.161.33 ; 63.251.161.1; };
> >
> >
> >
> > #forward first;
> >
> >
> >
> > listen-on-v6 { any; };
> >
> > dnssec-enable yes;
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> > key "rndc-key" { algorithm hmac-md5; secret "?????????????????????";

};
> >
> >
> >
> > controls {
> >
> > inet 127.0.0.1 port 953 allow { localhost; } keys {
> > "rndc-key"; };
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> > logging{
> >
> > channel my_log{
> >
> > file
> > "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named\log\named.log" versions 3 size

250k;
> >
> > severity info;
> >
> > };
> >
> > category default{
> >
> > my_log;
> >
> > };
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > zone "." in {
> >
> > type hint;
> >
> > file "named\zones\root.servers";
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> > zone "localhost" in {
> >
> > type master;
> >
> > file "named\zones\master.localhost";
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> > zone "0.0.127.in-addr.arpa" in {
> >
> > type master;
> >
> > file "named\zones\localhost.rev";
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > # Reverse Zone for 69.25.129.0
> >
> > zone "129.25.69.IN-ADDR.ARPA" in {
> >
> > type master;
> >
> > file
> > "C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named\zones\129.25.69. IN-ADDR.ARPA";
> >
> >
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> > #
> >
> > zone bigtreesvacationrentals.com. in {
> >
> > type master;
> >
> > file
> >

"C:\WINDOWS\system32\dns\etc\named\zones\bigtreesva cationrentals.com.zon
> > e";
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> > #
> >
> > zone mthoodrentals.com. in {
> >
> > type master;
> >
> > file
> > "c:\windows\system32\dns\etc\named\zones\mthoodrent als.com.zone";
> >
> > };
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

>
>

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Mark Andrews, ISC
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PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews@isc.org