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    DNS (non authoritative ansewer)


    hi
    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
    address: 1.2.3.4

    non authoratative answer
    Name : domain.com
    address: 4.5.6.7

    i shell b greatful if somebody can help me out with this

    thanks in advance

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    Sachin
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    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.
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    >> 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.

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