[Techtalk] dns issue

Wim De Smet kromagg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 16:27:26 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 5:23 PM, Wim De Smet <kromagg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmm,
> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM, TraceyC <grrliegeek at elenari.net> wrote:
>> Re-sending to the list....
>> On 01/12/2012 08:04 AM, Wim De Smet wrote:
>>> Hi Tracey,
>>> Are you sure ns1 needs an A-record for dns.shadlen.org?
>> I'm 100% sure that what the registrar reports via whois needs to match what
>> the nameservers report for nameserver hostnames. I'm also 100% sure the
>> proper nameservers all need A records. If a client is told "the ns servers
>> for domain.com are ns.domain.com and dns.otherdomain.com" and those
>> nameservers can't be resolved, there will be problems. Having stealth and /
>> or lame nameservers cause problems, for more information, you can see:
>> http://corpocrat.com/2009/10/01/troubleshooting-common-dns-misconfiguration-errors/
> It's more subtle than that. dns.shadlen.org is authorative for
> dns.shadlen.org, so that's where the A-record should be. Your dig
> query is akin to querying for google.com from one of the .com
> nameservers, which will also not give you any output (not with the
> short format anyway).

Actually I am wrong. Since they are all authorative ns1 should have
the A-record. But still not so sure this is the problem. The SOA
records don't match up either, btw.


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