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I have two Ubuntu 12.04LTS servers on different locations: points to master DNS server with IP and points to slave DNS server with IP

named.conf.local include for domain is:

zone "" {
        type master;
        file "/var/lib/bind/";
        allow-update { none; };
        allow-transfer { none; };

My zone file is:

$TTL 86400             IN SOA (
                                2013042201 ; serial
                                3600       ; refrenski
                                1800       ; retry
                                604800     ; expire
                                86400      ; minimum

I get an error on

Name server does not answer queries over TCP or UDP.

syslog looks fine: server named[3871]: zone loaded serial 2013042201 Port 53 is opened.

What am I doing wrong, what am I missing?

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What address(es) is port 53 bound to, iptables, firewall for your network? If that domain is new, the serial should be YYYYMMDD00. –  NickW Mar 24 '14 at 12:11
The domain is not new (it is a few years old), server is behind router with firewall, port 53 is forwarded. I dont't think the problem is in the network, becuase untill now server on ns1 location was my only dns server and it worked fine. –  Nejc Vidrih Mar 24 '14 at 13:28
The serial is used to inform the slave that the zone has been updated, but that isn't your primary problem. What does the listen: stanza state in your named.conf? –  NickW Mar 24 '14 at 13:35
Ok, I have fixed the serial. I don't have any listen: in named.conf(.options). –  Nejc Vidrih Mar 24 '14 at 13:40
Hmmm, what do you get if you type netstat -pan | grep :53 ? –  NickW Mar 24 '14 at 14:20

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The solution is simple, you need to add a line like this to your named.conf

listen-on port 53 {;; };

As the default setting for bind 9+ is to listen by default only on

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