On 12/14/06, Tek Bahadur Limbu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 01:08:11 -0800
Christopher Cowart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 14:57 Thu 14 Dec     , Tek Bahadur Limbu wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I am very new to Bind and FreeBSD.
> >
> > I have just configured a Local DNS server using the built-in Bind
> > 9.3.1 on a FreeBSD 5.4 machine.
> >
> > My problem is that the machine can cache queries on the localhost
> > and loop back ( interface only.
> >
> > I have a public static IP on this machine too and I can't seem to
> > query the caching name server from my local network.
> >
> > In Linux, this is no problem. I just can't seem to get Bind to work
> > as in my local network. It works only on the loopback interface.
> The default /etc/namedb/named.conf configuration file for BIND says:
> | // If named is being used only as a local resolver, this is a safe
> | default. // For named to be accessible to the network, comment this
> | option, specify // the proper IP address, or delete this option.
> |     listen-on   {; };
> It looks like if you comment out that option, it will listen on * by
> default. You could also add the other IP address on which you want
> named to listen.
> --
> Chris Cowart
> Network and Infrastructure Systems Administrator
> RSSP-IT, UC Berkeley
> "May all your pushes be popped"

Dear Chris,

Thank you for your help. I did comment and added my public static IP
like the following:

listen-on       { 202.x.x.x; }; # My Static IP

Now when I do from my local PC:

dig yahoo.com @202.x.x.x , I can do DNS lookups.

But when I try doing that from another computer on my network, I can't
do any DNS lookups.

Is that anything that I miss?

- --

With best regards and good wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Tek Bahadur Limbu

(TAG/TDG Group)
Jwl Systems Department

Worldlink Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Jawalakhel, Nepal
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You have to tell the other machines on your network to use the IP of the
local DNS server for domain name resolution. If you are using DHCP you can
configure your DHCP server to give this information with the IP. Otherwise
you must manually do it, which will be different between operating systems.

HINT: In FreeBSD add the IP of the DNS server to /etc/resolve.conf

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