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Old 03-28-2002
Question FreeBSD - DNS messages

Good morning/afternoon/evening all!

I often get the following line in my /var/log/messages file:
Mar 27 07:01:33 gateway named[180]: denied update from [].1261 for "" IN

I have FreeBSD 4.4 and have a DNS server running which seems to work fine except for this message.

Has anyone got any ideas?
# 2  
Old 03-28-2002
Looks like a file permission problem rejecting the DNS Forwarding from your DNS Server.

Check your
/etc/namedb/named.conf what is the file permission for tha file.
Also check that correct IP adress have been configured on that particular file ( Also check your /etc/namedb/localhost.rev for file permission.

If you still cant figure out your problem check this link
Post back if any of the suggested doesnt work. Maybe others have some idea about this.
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Old 03-28-2002
This is difficult stuff to grasp. Setting up a DNS server using a "howto" which I plucked from the internet is one thing, but understanding what is exactly going on is QUITE something else. I think that is where my problem lies.

As for the file permissions, they were all set bind:bind with named running under bind:bind also. I did change the machine name in the zone files for as they did not match the hostname of the machine itself.

;Machine names
localhost IN A
ns IN A

the machine name is "gateway" and not "ns", so I guess that was the reason for the error message.

I think reading that O'Reilly book might be the best way to getting a more profound knowledge of DNS servers.

Again, thankx for the input.
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Old 03-28-2002
A good site for FAQs and you can ask questions to the folks that make bind (just don't ask questions without going through the FAQs first - and the response may be to buy the book).
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