Summary: DNS

From: Grant Lowe (
Date: Wed Feb 04 1998 - 09:16:21 CST

Hi gang.

Here's my summary (finally!). Sorry it's been so long. I've been swamped,
but I guess you all know what that's like :-(.

First of all thanks to the following people:

Roger B.A. Klorese
David Schiffrin
Mark Hargrave
Bismark Espinoza
Deepak Wilson
Chan Chao
David Wolfskill
Derek Schatz
Jay Morgan
Dale Wiles
Daniel Dunn
Reto Lichtensteiger
Christopher A. Tessone
Dan Pritts
Joesph Yao
Jochen Bern
Jon Mitchell
Dale Wiles
Carlo Musante
Geoff Weller
Dave Wanamaker
David Evans
Alessandro Forghieri
Ramindur Singh
Michael Hill

The response, as you can see, was overwhelming. The answers boiled down to

Two main poings: Get reverse lookups going. I now have reverse lookups
going, but that didn't solve the problem.

The other main point is to get the DNS and BIND by Paul Albitz & Cricket
Liu 2nd edition from O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. I'll be getting that soon.

It turns out that the solution was this:

I set up my server to be the primary DNS server for my subnet, but to be a
secondary DNS server for the main company net. Now it's working. I just
wasn't getting the cache from the primary server. Another alternative is
to simply switch the order in resolv.conf and put the company primary DNS
server ahead of my secondary subnet DNS server.


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