Ispconfig 3 Bind Verify

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by jtullous, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. jtullous

    jtullous New Member

    Hello all,

    I have configured a centos 5.5 following this guide but flipped it to i386:

    Everything seems to be working correctly to my knowledge. But have a question reguarding the Bind DNS.

    I have just flip a domain to the name server of this server, removed all the records on that domain and made sure that port 53 is open. I also created the records in ISPConfig for this domain.

    I know it takes time for it to find its home but is there anything I can do to make sure that I have set this Bind DNS up correctly?

    I am new to the linux world so please be easy :p
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Test the server locally:

    dig localhost
  3. jtullous

    jtullous New Member

    I see a the status is :SERVFAIL

    Whats up with that?

    [[email protected] ~]# dig @localhost

    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.6-P1-RedHat-9.3.6-4.P1.el5_4.2 <<>> @localhost
    ; (1 server found)
    ;; global options: printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 13881
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

    ; IN A

    ;; Query time: 2016 msec
    ;; SERVER:
    ;; WHEN: Sat Jun 19 15:10:06 2010
    ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 32
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Then your local server is not the authoritive nameserver for the domain Please post a screenshot of the zone settings and the records tab of this zone.
  5. jtullous

    jtullous New Member

    removed pic
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    A CName record can never point to an IP address. CNames point aleways to a domain. Delete the cname and replace it with a A-Record. Please post the zone tab too.
  7. jtullous

    jtullous New Member

    any suggestions
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  8. jtullous

    jtullous New Member

    Double sorry
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2010
  9. jtullous

    jtullous New Member


    I got it working finally. In ISPConfig I found the server dns does not get update with the chroot information.

    Record were being written in the wrong place.

    Thanks for the help.
  10. morrowyn

    morrowyn New Member

    I have the exact same problem, where the BIND server fails utterly after a complete clean installation following this tutorial:

    When i dig localhost i keep getting SERVFAIL

    @ IN SOA (
    2010122803 ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
    28800 ; refresh, seconds
    7200 ; retry, seconds
    604800 ; expire, seconds
    86400 ) ; minimum, seconds
    ; A MX 10 NS NS
    mail A
    silence A
    solitude A
    www A
  11. morrowyn

    morrowyn New Member

    Oops my bad, forgot to add the ns1/ns2 entries :)

Share This Page