October 10th, 2001, 12:52 PM
DNS (non authoritative ansewer)
i m trying to configure the Domain Name server on linux using BIND 8.2.5(rel). its configured but when i try nslookup "domain.com" it gives error "non authoritative answer"
it looks some thing like
Server : dns.server.com
non authoratative answer
Name : domain.com
i shell b greatful if somebody can help me out with this
thanks in advance
October 10th, 2001, 01:19 PM
Check your named log for any errors that may be occuring when named is loaded. A non authoratative answer means it either came from cache, a server that is not configured to host the domain, or if there is a configuration error.
October 10th, 2001, 02:54 PM
>> it gives error "non authoritative answer"
That's not error and it's really normal.
>> or if there is a configuration error
Not at all. Unlike djbdns, BIND doesn't do recursive DNS lookup. When it tries to query for the answer, another DNS server (non-authoratative) may have the answer. So BIND blindly believe that's the correct answer. It's just a bad design in BIND software, you shouldn't worry about that error.