DNS error or idiot on parade

Jon Reynolds jonr at destar.net
Mon Jun 2 00:01:10 PDT 2003

On Sun, 2003-06-01 at 21:59, Konrad Neitzel wrote:
> Reynolds <jonr at destar.net> wrote:
> > I am trying to setup a nameserver for a domain and I have been 
> > reading the DNS/Bind book from O'Reilly and I somehow got the 
> > private IP showing up when I try and ping from a remote site. 
> > Whenever I type in ping www.example.com, it tries to ping 
> > instead of the external IP. I don't have this IP 
> > in my named.conf or example.com db file anywhere...anymore :). 
> > I have reloaded my named daemon and it reports no errors in 
> > the message log. How can I fix this so that it resolves to the 
> > correct IP?
> You could check your DNS Server with "host" e.g.:
> host www.example.com
> That would query the nameserver on (localhost) for the name 
> www.example.com.
> If this reports the right IP:
> Have you checked your /etc/hosts? Maybe you set your system to check 
> that first and you got the name there?
> Just some thoughts from my side ...
> With kind regards,
> Konrad Neitzel
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Thanks Konrad, actually it was something really stupid. The remote
server I was using to check it had it cached and once I rebooted it
worked fine, Thanks Luke! I don't want to tll you how many hours I spent
trying to figure this out when it probably has been working for awhile.

I am my own worst enemy.


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