[nycbug-talk] dns slaves serve up empty data

Marco Scoffier marcoscoffier at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 22:47:48 EDT 2009

Sorry miles forgot the "reply all" to talk

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 10:22 PM, Miles Nordin <carton at ivy.net> wrote:
> the way you test zone transfers is:
>  dig metm.org. axfr @primary

thanks. I needed that.

> Also in other cases of debugging broken slave servers, but not this
> case, you may want to check:
>  dig metm.org. soa @<primary or secondary>
> and look at the serial number.  The slave will not AXFR unless the
> master has a higher serial number.  but, that is not your problem
> because the slave is reporting SERVFAIL rather than old data---your
> guess that the slave cannot download the zone and the Expire time in
> the SOA has elapsed, is probably right.

I just increased the serial number  to try to force a notify of the slaves
-- nothing happend
removed all the allow-transfer clauses from named.conf (which used to have
an acl with all the slaves in it)

and still the secondarys give a SERVFAIL .... grrr

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