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Date:      Fri, 16 Apr 1999 13:26:12 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chris <chrismar@readington.com>
To:        Howard Johnson <hjohnson@tacsys.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: DNS Problems
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.4.10.9904161325310.29360-100000@walnut.readington.com>
In-Reply-To: <000301be882d$63c1be60$2d4b8cd0@hjohnson.tacsys.com>

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Try putting 

nameserver      127.0.0.1

in your /etc/resolv.conf

Chris

On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Howard Johnson wrote:

> 
> I am having a problem with DNS lookups from my FreeBSD server only.  The DNS
> works properly with all the clients on the network and does zone transfers
> properly.  However if I try and do an nslookup from the FreeBSD machine
> itself I get an error message that says "Can't find server name for address
> 208.140.75.1: Non-existent host/domain" and "Default servers are not
> available".
> 
> I have been through the manual and tried everything I know without success.
> Below are my named.boot and db.127.0.0 file.  I also tried generated a
> localhost file using make-localhost and that did not work either.
> 
> I would appreciate any suggestions.
> 
> =======================================================================
>      Howard Johnson                         @fax, Inc.
>      Network Administrator                  TAC Systems
>      Voice (256) 721-1976                   1035 Putman Drive
>      FAX   (256) 721-0242                   Huntsville, AL 35816
>      http://www.atfax.com                   http://www.tacsys.com
> 
> 
> NAMED.BOOT FILE:
> 
> directory       /etc/namedb
> 
> ; type    domain                source host/file                backup file
> 
> cache     .                                                     named.root
> primary   0.0.127.IN-ADDR.ARPA  db.127.0.0
> 
> primary         tacsys.com                      tacsys.hosts
> primary         75.140.208.IN-ADDR.ARPA         localhost.rev
> primary         tacsystems.com                  tacsystems.hosts
> secondary       atfax.com       208.147.144.2   atfax.hosts
> 
> 
> DB.127.0.0 FILE:
> 
> @       IN      SOA     ns1.tacsys.com. root.ns1.tacsys.com.  (
>                                 1999041612      ; Serial
>                                 86400           ; Refresh (1 day)
>                                 300             ; Retry (5 minutes)
>                                 2592000         ; Expire (30 days)
>                                 86400 )         ; Minimum (1 day)
> ;
> ;       name servers
> ;
>                 IN      NS      ns1
> ns1             IN      A       208.140.75.1
> 
> localhost       IN      A       127.0.0.1
> 
> 1               IN      PTR     localhost.tacsys.com.
> 
> 
> 
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