Howdy all,

After all my efforts this week I see I still have the same problem with empty slave records. I'd thought it might be a conflict between Slackware and CentOS but I guess not. I wish I could say it's consistent across the board, but that would be too easy. The name gets entered into named.conf but the record doesn't get transferred.

I have BIND CHROOTED (but it's the same either way). When I check on the slave bob.com I get:

View Records File

/var/named/slaves/bob.com.hosts

This page shows the DNS records file /var/named/slaves/bob.com.hosts, created by BIND when the zone was transferred from the master server.

However the file is currently empty, probably because the zone has not yet been transferred from the master server.

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The problem is that bob.com.hosts doesn't exit. THere are a number of empty temp files in the /slaves dir .

This is the log for bob.com

ns2 named[2756]: received notify for zone 'bob.com': not authoritative Apr 27 13:21:16 ns2 named[2756]: loading configuration from '/etc/named.conf' Apr 27 13:21:16 ns2 named[2756]: zone bob.com/IN: has 0 SOA records Apr 27 13:21:16 ns2 named[2756]: zone bob.com/IN: has no NS records Apr 27 13:21:16 ns2 named[2756]: zone bob.com/IN: saved '/var/named/slaves/bob.com.hosts' as '/var/named/slaves/db-XXZkfXRC' Apr 27 13:21:16 ns2 named[2756]: zone bob.com/IN: refresh: unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL) from master 127.0.0.1#53 Apr 27 13:21:16 ns2 named[2756]: zone solvnet.net/IN: refresh: unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL) from master 127.0.0.1#53 Apr 27 13:22:03 ns2 named[2756]: zone bob.com/IN: refresh: unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL) from master 127.0.0.1#53 Apr 27 13:23:43 ns2 named[2756]: zone bob.com/IN: refresh: unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL) from master 127.0.0.1#53


I'm at a loss, I used to cover my tracks taking the tempfile and renaming it but this should be straight forward with identical boxes and OS.

any thoughts,

thanks,
Dan