[SunHELP] DNS 8.2.2-P5

Bret Adams bret at fabrikant.com
Tue Sep 28 16:14:09 CDT 2004

Also, letting you know that your version of DNS is not current.  You should 
be using Bind 9 and above.  This supports split views so that outside 
queries only get a certain amount of info and inside machines get a 
different set.  But your version of bind is way behind.  You also might 
consider building your nameserver in a chroot jail with a user named 
running it.  This way if your nameserver gets hacked they will be 
restricted to a certain dir and not have root rights.


At 04:08 PM 9/28/2004, you wrote:
>I am configuring a Solaris 8 server as a DNS server and receive the
>following error when executing "nslookup"
>"*** Can't find server name for address Non-existent
>*** Default servers are not available"
>My 192.168.1.zone file is as follows:
>$TTL 38400    ;
>1.168.192.in-addr.arpa IN SOA Solaris8.trusted.navy.mil.
>root.trusted.navy.mil. (
>     200409281600 ; serial
>     10800 ; refresh
>     3600 ; retry
>     604800 ; expire
>     38400 ; minimum
>     )
>     NS    Solaris8.trusted.navy.mil.
>$ORIGIN 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa.
>1    PTR    Solaris8.trusted.navy.mil.
>my host file has these entries
>    Solaris8 Solaris8.trusted.navy.mil
>There has been one recommendation:  The nameserver "" does
>not have a PTR record for it's own IP address.
>So, my question to you is:  Do I add this to my 192.168.1.zone file or
>do I add this to my named.ca file?
>My named.ca file has been modified becuase I am in a closed network.
>My named.ca file entry is as follows:
>Solaris8.trusted.navy.mil.        999999    IN    A
>Thank  you,
>SunHELP maillist  -  SunHELP at sunhelp.org

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