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I am having some problem in trying to setup DNS for my domain on my server. This tutorial normally works fine for me but when i tried to lookup my domain it gives the following output

Server: Address:

Non-authoritative answer: name =

Authoritative answers can be found from:

The server and the address are wrong according to the tutorial

Here is tutorial

/etc/hosts localhost server





How to solve this problem guys.....The tutorial was flawless until i did a server restore

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If the configuration files you posted are from the DNS server: there shouldn't be external resolvers in /etc/resolv.conf. The server is authoritative for itself, and forwarders are configured in the named configuration.

rm /etc/resolv.conf
mv /etc/resolve.conf /etc/resolv.conf

Then check if named is actually running and has a valid configuration.

ps -C named
named-checkconf /PATH/TO/named.conf
named-checkzone /PATH/TO/YOUR/zonefile

Also check your logs to see if the zone was correctly loaded.

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I tried the commands above but now i get connection timed out when i do nslookup .My domains are not propagating although i set nameservers – Werulz Sep 4 '12 at 3:37
It's nice that you tried them. Would it hurt awfully to tell us which results they produced? If you want help you have to give us something to work with. – Ansgar Wiechers Sep 4 '12 at 9:22

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