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Date:      Fri, 5 Aug 2011 13:55:19 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Help with Bind Weirdness & Logging
Message-ID:  <20110805135519.5771eff8@scorpio>
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On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:25:13 -0700
Drew Tomlinson articulated:

> On 8/5/2011 9:40 AM, Mark Felder wrote:
> > On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:15:21 -0500, Drew Tomlinson 
> > <> wrote:
> >> Just recently, I noticed that my server can't resolve for some 
> >> names.  The ones I've noticed are for Microsoft domains,
> >> specifically and  For example:
> >>
> >
> > What kind of firewall stuff are you doing? Is it possible you're 
> > dropping the DNS
> > replies when they're TCP? This happens when the reply is a certain
> > size.
> Thanks Mark.  That may have something to do with it.  I upgraded my 
> wireless router to a Linksys E3000 a couple of days ago which is also
> my "firewall".  This thing is a piece of crap!  Lots of weirdness
> regarding port forwarding.  Some works.  Some doesn't.  Tech support
> is worthless.  I'm going to take it back and exchange for another.  
> Hopefully a new one will work right.
> Anyway, put my previous router/firewall back in place and now my DNS 
> server is able to resolve.  Thus the firewalling thing was likely the 
> problem.
> Any ideas on how to get Bind logging going?

I have experience with both the E3200 and E4200 models. I have not
worked with an E3000 before though. In any case, they are both
Wireless-N routers. FreeBSD does not play well with "N" wireless
devices. In any case, have you tried doing a hard reset of the router
and then rebooting it and then you system?

In regards to tech support, at least in my experience with Linksys, if
you don't ask a specific question you are not going to get anywhere. I
have found e-mail support to be better or even the live support if
available. In any case, you can and I have requested a new support
representative and have received one. Sometimes it is just the
individual whom you are talking to cannot understand the question

Jerry ✌

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