Subject: Re: DNS question
To: Dustin Sallings <email@example.com>
From: Trouble Free RecepPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/07/1998 22:55:39
Dustin Sallings sez:
* If you cannot resolve starwolf.com, you cannot resolve anything under
* starwolf.com. I think you may be a little confused as to what you're looking
* for. *sigh* some of us think it's sick to put A records (what you're probably
* looking for) on domain names:
* starwolf.com 604784 IN NS CYBERNETIX.COM
* starwolf.com 604784 IN NS NBN.NBN.COM
* starwolf.com 604784 IN NS MOON.NBN.COM
* starwolf.com 604784 IN NS DNS.AA.MSEN.COM
* starwolf.com 604784 IN MX 100 sneech.idiom.COM
* starwolf.com 604784 IN MX 10 idiom.COM
* starwolf.com 604784 IN MX 5 starwolf.starwolf.com
1. Those aren't A records.
2. I can resolve starwolf.starwolf.com just fine (because it's the only
one advertised; my internal nyetwork is isolated if it ever exists at all)
from both ends and get justifiably different results.
3. The MX records look fine:
- I get mail if I'm up;
- idiom.com gets it if I'm down;
- sneech.idiom.com gets it if idiom.com is down
4. cybernetix.com is my main name server.
5. idiom.com, starwolf.starwolf.com, starwolf, localhost,
localhost.starwolf.com, loghost are all defined in my /etc/hosts file.
My problem is that occasionally when I telnet to any of:
My nameserver wants to jump out the door and resolve it externally.
BUT: nslookup works fine.
Go figure. I am collecting the responses; if I figure anything
out I will let people know lest they be in a similar situation.
Thanks to everyone for their help, and sorry to hit the list like this
but this (and port-sparc) are the only lists I regularly read, and I
just don't jump into news much anymore, and it seemed the friendliest
group of people to ask, so I did. I'm not disappointed in the replies
I saw, though I was a bit surprised to see the comment about "file lookup
bind" (please, please give me some credit -- I'm not the DNS newbie that
that person thought me to be. I set my own nameserver up without too much
incident, really -- it worked pretty much from the word GO).
* Taos Mountain TS My girlfriend asked me which one I like better.
* pub 1024/3CAE01D5 1994/11/03 Dustin Sallings <email@example.com>
* | Key fingerprint = 87 02 57 08 02 D0 DA D6 C8 0F 3E 65 51 98 D8 BE
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