bind error

Gavin Atkinson gavin at ury.york.ac.uk
Wed Aug 14 17:56:20 BST 2002


On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Jeff LaCoursiere wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Aug 2002, Lee Brotherston wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 02:24:53PM +0100, Robin Garbutt wrote:
> > >
> > > has anyone ever had this error in bind?
> > >
> > > portfolio2# nslookup portfolio2.netnorth.co.uk
> > > *** Can't find server name for address 195.8.182.175: Non-existent host/domain
> > > *** Default servers are not available
> >
> > It's not actually bind messing up.  It's nslookup trying to perform a
> > reverse lookup on the IP address it's just resolved for the name.
> > That particular address has no reverse lookup, hence the error.
>
> I may be wrong, but I think it is actually complaining about reversing the
> address of the name server you have listed in /etc/resolv.conf...
>

In my experience, this is indeed correct. nslookup tries to
reverse-resolve the dns server's IP but couldn't. dig does not seem to do
this, so you can prove the theory like that.

gavin





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