I'm attempting to create a DNS server to serve copies of a zone for 'example.com'.
The current setup includes:
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Apache 2
I have created Glue records at the registrar level, that resemble:
- ns1.example.com A x.x.x.x
- ns2.example.com A x.x.x.x
UFW has an exception for port 53.
After installing Bind9, I have configured named.conf.local, named.conf.options (using Google DNS as my forwarders) and created a zone file (db.example.com) for my domain.
Upon testing my configuration via IntoDNS, no A record seems to be appearing, and I receive a slew of errors, including:
ERROR: One or more of your nameservers did not respond: The ones that did not respond are: x.x.x.x
The above error seems to be a recurring issue, even indicated via a tracert provided by Network Tools:
DNS server returned an error: Name server failed
Requesting a Resolution
So, what am I doing wrong? Why aren't my provided nameservers reachable?
I've followed numerous guides with no avail, any suggestions, resources or advice would be greatly appreciated.