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Old 16th July 2009, 23:42
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Default DNS (using only for internal) not resolving names

I'm trying to setup ispconfig3 as an internal DNS server resolving only server/pc names.

I created an DNS zone called mydomain.local and created about five 5 A records.

hostname: server1

hostname: server2

If I try to configure one of my PC desktop on the network and set the primary DNS server to the ispconfig3 box, I can't resolve/ping by name:

[root@star]# ping server1
ping: unknown host server1

Am I missing something?

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Old 17th July 2009, 11:21
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You have to use:

ping server1.mydomain.local and not just server1 as the zone is mydomain.local

Please try this command on the server:

dig @localhost server1.mydomain.local

also make sure that your zone ends with a dot:

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Old 17th July 2009, 11:29
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[root@star]# ping server1

i that only works if you put
search mydomain.local
in your /etc/resolv.conf
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Old 17th July 2009, 19:41
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DNS was working all this time because I could always ping by the fqdn. I wanted a way just to ping my system name. Putting in "search mydomain.local" in the resolv.conf file did the trick. thanks guys.
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