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I keep seeing NXDOMAIN errors. What are they?

If you get something like:

sysquery: findns error (NXDOMAIN) on spinner.1.168.192.IN-ADDR.ARPA?

That means the admin for 192.168.1.x DNS has screwed up.
So edit 192.168.1. and use:

 @       IN NS      spinner.craimer.org.

Why? because the . in the end is important. signifies that's the end of the the hostname, and no need to search the domain tables.

 

If you get something like:

sysquery: findns error (NXDOMAIN) on 192.168.1.34.craimer.org?

That means the admin for craimer.org DNS screwed up.
So edit craimer.org and use:

@       IN NS   spinner.craimer.org.

Yes, I know this is a stupid thing to put in the domain database, but that's how it goes. Think about it for a few minutes and you'll understand. (Or you might lose your mind. I've done both.)

(Note: this is all assuming the network is 192.168.1.0/24 and the domain name is "craimer.org", and its server is "spinner", which is at 192.168.1.34)

Last updated on 2007-05-07 07:52:56 -0800, by Shalom Craimer

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