Root Name Server + TLD Server

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by rs87, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. rs87

    rs87 New Member

    Im doing an assignment for DNS on Ubuntu 10 using BIND9. Everything is on an internal network with private IP addresses and not access to the internet.
    I have set up my own root name server (.) and a top level domain server (com). I also have another server configured for In the root name server's zone file I have the A record for the TLD server (com) and when I do "nslookup com" I get the address of the root name server and then the correct address of the com server. When I do "nslookup" I get the output "server cant find NXDOMAIN".

    What I want to do is when I do "nslookup" I want it to return the IP address of the top level domain (com) server. I dont want to include the A record of in the root zone file because then it will give me the address of and not com. Can any please tell me how I can do this?

    Here is the zone file of my root name server:
    $TTL 604800
    $ORIGIN .
    @ IN SOA (
    1 ; Serial
    604800 ; Refresh
    86400 ; Retry
    2419200 ; Expire
    604800 ) ; Negative Cache TTL
    . IN NS IN A
    com. IN A

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