Bug 47739 - DNS works locally but will not serve clients
DNS works locally but will not serve clients
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-06 14:29 EDT by Rob Brothers
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-08 01:48:17 EDT
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Description Rob Brothers 2001-07-06 14:29:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have installed and configured bind as a caching only server on my LAN.
named starts automatically and I am able to use the dig and nslookup
commands locally to resolve names. The firewall is disabled. When I point
other machines on the LAN to this one for DNS resolution, they are not able
to see the web.  service named status returns a connection refused

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.make sure named is running		
2.configure client pc with dns ip address
3.browse web

Actual Results:  not able to find page

Expected Results:  www.redhat.com should appear

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-07-08 01:48:14 EDT
First of all, "service named status" does only work if you have rndc enabled.
See "man rndc" and the Bind v9 ARM in /usr/share/doc/bind-9.1.0.

Secondly, upon startup, bind logs to /var/log/messages on which interfaces it is
listening. I don't think bind is restricted by default and listens to all
interfaces. But you can have an influence on which interfaces it listens to by
adding a section like this

    listen-on {;
to /etc/named.conf.
Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-07-10 10:09:01 EDT
I can't reproduce any of this.
Chances are you either misconfigured the listen-on interfaces or you 
misconfigured the forwarders.

Make sure /etc/named.conf contains a forwarders statement and either doesn't 
contain listen-on statements at all, or explicitly lists the interfaces you 
want to bind to.

Also, make sure the clients are configured correctly.

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