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Old 12th August 2008, 16:36
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Red face Problem setting up DNS - Kindly help

Hello all,

I am trying to setup DNS server on Ubuntu 8.04 - AMD64 for my intranet from http://www.howtoforge.com/installing...rver-with-bind and below is the error and configuration. Studio is my server name and the IP address is I am wondering if the file names and the entries are correct. I also have a wins server, how can i configure DNS to get the hostnames from the WINS server instead of adding them manually?

Contents of /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

Contents of /etc/hosts localhost.localdomain localhost studio.abc.org studio
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

Contents of /etc/default/bind9

OPTIONS="-u bind -t /var/lib/named"
# Set RESOLVCONF=no to not run resolvconf

Contents of /etc/bind/named.conf

zone "abc.org" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/zones/abc.org.db";

zone "10.10.10.in-addr.arpa" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/zones/rev.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa";

key "rndc-key" {
algorithm hmac-md5;
secret "9WNiBNj5fFyBWUxfR88nAQ==";

controls {
inet port 953
allow {; } keys { "rndc-key"; };

Contents of /etc/bind/named.conf.options. I don't have any other DNS servers in my network so i have commented all the entries except below.

forwarders {;

Contents of /etc/bind/zones/rev.10.10.10.in-addr.arpa

@ IN SOA studio.abc.org. root (
IN NS studio.abc.org.
4 IN PTR abc.org

Contents of /etc/bind/zones/abc.org.db

abc.org. IN SOA studio.abc.org. root (

// Do not modify the following lines!

// Replace the following line as necessary:
// ns1 = DNS Server name
// mta = mail server name
// example.com = domain name

abc.org. IN NS studio.abc.org.
//abc.org. IN MX 10 mta.abc.org. - Dont have a mail server

// Replace the IP address with the right IP addresses.
studio IN A

/etc/init.d/bind9 restart

root@studio:/etc/bind# /etc/init.d/bind9 restart
* Stopping domain name service... bind rndc: connect failed: connection refused
* Starting domain name service... bind usage: named [-4|-6] [-c conffile] [-d debuglevel] [-f|-g] [-n number_of_cpus]
[-p port] [-s] [-t chrootdir] [-u username]
[-m {usage|trace|record|size|mctx}]
named: extra command line arguments

Kindly help

Last edited by skirao; 12th August 2008 at 16:41.
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