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My caching nameserver (BIND 9.3.6-P1) cannot contact or over UDP port 53 for some unknown reason. This prevents anyone at my office from resolving names such as However our nameserver successfully resolves all other names. How can I troubleshoot this issue? Output from dig:

[jnet@Stan ~]$ dig @ VERSASERVERS.NET

; <<>> DiG 9.4.3-P1 <<>> @ VERSASERVERS.NET
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

(EDIT: Changed description of the problem, thanks to ko-dos: This is not an issue with *, it is an issue with the above nameservers specifically)

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

us2 is a cname for us3 on the other hand is a cname for These are different SOA and nameservers.

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Thank you for that! Sure enough, it's that my nameserver cannot resolve. – Josh Jul 16 '09 at 14:45

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