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  1. #1

    named not accessible

    I am preparing to start doing my own DNS rather than using ZoneEdit, and am setting up a test zone via WebMin. I believe I have properly set up MX, A, and NS entries for it. From the shell of the nameserver machine, I can run:

    host -a

    and get a meaningful response , which means named is properly running on, and the zone has been configured.

    However, when I run the same command from a shell on any other machine, I get no response:

    host -a
    Trying ""
    ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

    My first hunch was that this meant a firewall is blocking contact. So I opened up port 53 on the firewall, but no change. What else do I need to do to make name services accessible to the outside world?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    You should check your firewall configs. What firewall do you use?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    try shutting the firewall down altogether.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Alberta, Canada
    I would also agree that first making sure something is working before setting up Firewall variables, is a good idea. Doesn't always work that way, but good to do so whenever possible.

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Are you sure you opened port 53/udp and not just 53/tcp?

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