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Date:      Wed, 21 Dec 2005 14:21:43 -0500 (EST)
From:      doug@safeport.com
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   RE: nslookup strangeness
Message-ID:  <20051221140517.N71203@pemaquid.safeport.com>
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Hi - thanks for the reply. The host in question runs named because it is also a
secondary name server for the domains Safeport hosts. I also use it as the name
server for our internal network.

The error is that nslookup terminates after the message and that I apparently
changed something as this as been this way for years. What I was looking for is
some other log/file that might give an indication of why the server will not
answer the IPV4 query sent on 192.168.3.1.

On Tue, 20 Dec 2005, Ruben Bloemgarten wrote:

> Hi Douglas,
>
> If you are using dns relay on your gateway why would you want to use named ?
> Also, it might be an idea to put the dns server ( i.e. the gateway) in your
> resolv.conf. Furthermore, neither your hosts ip4 ip (192.168.3.1) nor your
> non existant ip6 ip (:::) should be able to be resolved, unless you've set
> this up specifically yourself. In short, your 'error' message is more
> message than error.
>
> Regards,
> Ruben
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of doug@safeport.com
> Sent: December 20, 2005 6:37 PM
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: nslookup strangeness
>
> I was using nslookup because of its convenient syntax to do some stuff. My
> workstation communicates via a gateway which also severs as its name server.
> I
> get the following:
>
>    nslookup
> *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.3.1: Non-existent host/domain
> *** Can't find server name for address ::: No response from server
> *** Default servers are not available
>
> However dig works fine as does "regular" use of DNS.
>
> /etc/resolv.conf: nameserver 192.168.3.1
>
> I started and stopped named and was able to use nslookup for a while.
>
> My question for the list is where I might look to find an indication of the
> error. there is nothing in /var/log/messages or all.log. Sockstat shows
> named
> listening on 192.168.3.1. Except for an occasional abnormally long response
> using ssh DNS also works normally.
>
> Thanks for any ideas.
>
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