Help with Bind Weirdness & Logging
tony at tntpro.net
Sat Aug 6 15:33:58 UTC 2011
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net>
To: "FreeBSD" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Cc: "Jerry" <jerry at seibercom.net>
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2011 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: Help with Bind Weirdness & Logging
> On 8/5/2011 10:55 AM, Jerry wrote:
>> On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:25:13 -0700
>> Drew Tomlinson articulated:
>>> On 8/5/2011 9:40 AM, Mark Felder wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:15:21 -0500, Drew Tomlinson
>>>> <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
>>>>> Just recently, I noticed that my server can't resolve for some
>>>>> names. The ones I've noticed are for Microsoft domains,
>>>>> specifically go.microsoft.com and time.windows.com. For example:
>>>> What kind of firewall stuff are you doing? Is it possible you're
>>>> dropping the DNS
>>>> replies when they're TCP? This happens when the reply is a certain
>>> Thanks Mark. That may have something to do with it. I upgraded my
>>> wireless router to a Linksys E3000 a couple of days ago which is also
>>> my "firewall". This thing is a piece of crap! Lots of weirdness
>>> regarding port forwarding. Some works. Some doesn't. Tech support
>>> is worthless. I'm going to take it back and exchange for another.
>>> Hopefully a new one will work right.
>>> Anyway, put my previous router/firewall back in place and now my DNS
>>> server is able to resolve. Thus the firewalling thing was likely the
>>> Any ideas on how to get Bind logging going?
>> I have experience with both the E3200 and E4200 models. I have not
>> worked with an E3000 before though. In any case, they are both
>> Wireless-N routers. FreeBSD does not play well with "N" wireless
>> devices. In any case, have you tried doing a hard reset of the router
>> and then rebooting it and then you system?
>> In regards to tech support, at least in my experience with Linksys, if
>> you don't ask a specific question you are not going to get anywhere. I
>> have found e-mail support to be better or even the live support if
>> available. In any case, you can and I have requested a new support
>> representative and have received one. Sometimes it is just the
>> individual whom you are talking to cannot understand the question
> Thank you Jerry. In my case, the FreeBSD boxes are hard wired so I don't
> think this will be a problem. I use the wireless for two Windows laptops,
> a Lexmark printer, and a Motorola Droid X.
> My specific issues with the E3000 were that even though remote management
> was properly configured and enabled, I could not access it remotely via
> https. I even tried disabling to SPI firewall with no success. Also in
> the single port forwarding, I had enabled the predefined SMTP service to
> point to my FreeBSD box on my local LAN. This worked. However I also
> enabled the predefined HTTP service to the same FreeBSD box and it
> wouldn't work. Additionally, I tried to forward some other ports as well
> like PPTP and IMAP/IMAPS but those wouldn't forward either. Using a
> packet sniffer on the PC on the Internet, I could see SYN packets leaving
> my PC but no ACKs returning. This same PC had no problems accessing all
> defined services with the old router in place.
> I had tried what I thought was a hard reset by pressing the reset button
> on the back of the e3000 and then reconfiguring. No luck. However I just
> read about a "30-30-30" reset on the DD-WRT wiki where you hold the reset
> for 30 sec, then power off for 30 sec, and then power on with reset
> pressed for another 30 sec. I'll try that when I get home. Otherwise
> this thing is going back to the store!
> Do you have any further suggestions?
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