DNS Name Server Problem on Linux

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DNS Name Server Problem on Linux

I'm very new to all of this, so I apologize in advance if my post comes off incoherent, or terms aren't used correctly Smilie

Using Fedora Core 2, I set up am internal DNS name server. After setting up the named.conf, and the localhost files I was able to correctly resolve my host name through nslookup and dig. For a while, this actually worked!

However, in order for named to run at startup, I linked it into etc/rc5.d. From then on, I can't resolve my host name.

I'm sure named is running, because I see it in the process list. I've also checked var/log/messages for some sort of error, but everything looks fine there.

Any suggestions?

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Whats with your /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/nsswitch.conf ?
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Might also be worth posting the (abbreviated...) contents of /etc/named.conf

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Problem solved, thanks

Thanks for the replies, but I got it.

I guess since this was an internal name server, I had to specify to dig and nslookup to quiery the local name server, instead of going out and trying to resolve this domain name on the internet.

So that problem was solved, thanks for the posts, though.


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