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Date:      Mon, 9 Sep 1996 16:55:07 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Dave Babler <>
Subject:   dumb named setup question
Message-ID:  <>

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Just when things seem to be making sense...

I'm running 2.1.5-STABLE and, prtty much right out of the box, everything
works fine. My current ISP provides the nameservers for my domain and the
FreeBSD box is defined as an A record. Mail to here works fine, in fact
the only thing that doesn't seem to work is a traceroute to a destination
*in* my domain doesn't work at all.

Not content with a system that just works okay, and looking ahead to
providing my own nameserver, I tried wading thru the man pages and
O'Reilly's 'DNS and BIND' book... and got thoroughly confused. My setup
  <-> provider <-> frad <-> (
		   .1   <-> (.9) <-- FreeBSD

My current provider's nameservers are and

---- My /etc/hosts		localhost bbs unix rigel
---- My /etc/namedb/named.boot
directory	/etc/namedb
cache     .							named.root
primary   0.0.127.IN-ADDR.ARPA	localhost.rev
primary	rigel.bak   <--- added
---- /etc/hosts.conf  
---- /etc/namedb/rigel.bak  (new)
@		IN	SOA  (
				960909	; Serial
				3600	; Refresh
				300	; Retry
				3600000	; Expire
				3600 )	; Minimum
		MX	10
rigel		IN	A
www2		IN	CNAME

I -HUP'd namedb and now when I use nslookup (output folded):

> server
> ls -d
[]            SOA \ (960909 3600 300 3600000 3600)
 rigel.ORIONSYS.COM.            NS            
 rigel.ORIONSYS.COM.            NS  
 rigel.ORIONSYS.COM.            MX    10
 1                              PTR            
 www2                           CNAME
 rigel                          A            SOA \ (960909 3600 300 3600000 3600)

Needless to say, this is pretty hosed up, and nothing I've tried has been
able to stop the 'doubled' domain. What *am* I doing wrong?



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