BIND Errors, Possible Causes and How to Isolate troubles

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by bpmee, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. bpmee

    bpmee Member

    Hi All,

    I encountered a BIND error during the installation of many domain names.

    When I restarted BIND I received the following error message:

    dns_rdata_fromtext: near '.': not a valid number
    zone loading master file not a vali
    d number
    _default/ not a valid number
    After banging my head on the wall for a couple days, I worked out that when I was copying/pasting my domains from text list into ISPconfig, I included an extra white space immediately following the domain name. This forced the "." that follows the admin email portion of the SOA BIND records out of place.

    The result was the peculiar error mentioned above.

    Here is where you can help figure out BIND and SOA (Start of Authority) records...

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