BIND won't resolve my IPs (not upstream or something?)

Derek Ragona derek at
Sun Aug 10 08:06:33 UTC 2008

At 05:41 AM 8/9/2008, Redd Vinylene wrote:
>I got this FreeBSD server called mother ( On it, I've made
>two jails, camel ( and box ( through to
> The problem is that reverse lookups for any of the IPs
>preceding .4 on box fails. If I connect to IRC with .5 for instance,
>it times out and reverts back to .4, whose lookup works just fine.
>BIND runs on camel. Maybe the problem is that BIND is not upstream for
>all those IPs? (I don't know what that means, a friend just told me)
>Or that I haven't configured the reverse for any of the other IPs? I
>would really like to keep BIND running on camel, as its dedicated to
>all my vital network services, whereas box is the home of all my
>users, and thus expendable ;) Is there any way to modify BIND on
>camel, or must I set up an additional one on box? My (hopefully)
>relevant configuration files can be found here --
> -- much obliged, and thanks!

You need to check that you have zone files for both forward and reverse 
lookups, and those zones are defined in named.conf


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