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My server OS is Ubuntu 10.04/x86 and now I set the bind's configuration file same as another host (which is Debian 5), and ran /etc/init.d/bind9 start. This shows me OK. I then run rndc reload, which returns successful.

I setup the NS server in my domain name's register. But now, I use the command in client console. C:\>nslookup domain dns-ip and is shows me server fault.

So, I want to know what is wrong. I didn't set firewall or other filter system. I tried to visit to find the all DNS information, but no record shows, only the 2 NS server which I set was shown.

I have set the bind9 using the same steps in Debian 5 and it's worked well. Does Ubuntu need additional configuration?

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Bind logs error messages to syslog when you start or restart it, you'll need to check the log files to see what's wrong, probably /var/log/daemon.log – DerfK Apr 27 '11 at 14:43

look into /var/log/messages or /var/log/daemon.log

if is the server fault then you have some typo(mistake) into the config files - /var/named/* or /var/named/chroot/var/named (look into /etc/named.conf to what is configured)

chek from the server itself as in

host some_name_in_my_list 
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Or dig @localhost – 3molo Apr 27 '11 at 17:21

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