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On Monday, December 16, 2002, at 03:21 PM, Doug Reaves wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I could probably figure this out (trial and error), but I was
> wondering if
> anyone would be willing to help me "resolve" my DNS zone files. This
> is the
> first DNS server for me, and I don't think I completely understand the
> general concept of matching up the zone files.
> I'm running Redhat Linux 8.0 which uses Bind 9. I currently have the
> server set up as shown in the diagram below.
> I currently have these zone files: named.cache, bfafairfax.local.zone,
> bfafairfax.local.rev, localhost, and localhost.rev.
> I'm fairly sure that I have the zone files correctly formatted (proper
> syntax). However, something is misconfigured, because when I do an
> even though it finds the correct information (probably through the
> forwarders), it tells me that it can't find our DNS server. I think
> this is
> because I don't understand the general logic that's used in setting up
> files. In other words, even though the files I've created might not
> syntax errors, I think I probably don't have the right number of zone
> set up.
> These are some questions that I can't find answers to which may solve
> 1. Since the DNS server is inside the firewall on the trusted network,
> given it a fictitious domain name. Is this OK?
> 2. If this is OK, do I need separate domain names for Network A and
> Network B?
> 3. Do I need separate zone files for Network A and Network B?
> Something like
> 172.16.zone and 172.17.zone with their associated reverse lookup files?
> Router Firewall Router Internal
> X -------- X ----- X --------------- X -------- Network B
> Internet | | 172.16.0.0/16
> | DMZ | bfafairfax.local
> | bfafairfax.com |
> | | Internal Network A
> X | 172.17.0.0/16
> Mail server | bfafairfax.local
> 172.19.30.x/24 |
> DNS Server
> Thanks in advance for your help,
> Doug Reaves
> Bellows Free Academy
> Fairfax, Vermont
Ed Crelin President/CEO
2239 Hartsboro Road, Wallingford, VT 05773
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