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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
Oh, and I should mention, mylan.net lookups are flawless... perfect instant response from 127.0.0.1
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
Done some reading... I have one stub zone... and I've defined no first-forward or forward-only zones. My intention is that my name server serves "mylan.net" for devices on my LAN and then internet lookup everything else. I don't much care how the "everything else" works as long as it does.
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
Without the dnssec lines above, I got other errors - with the lines, I get lots and lots of "non improving referral" errors. I've added a response from dig for the address of a major company. My Windows PC, over the same WAN connection, resolves barclays.co.uk correctly to two IP addresses when I use nslookup.
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
I've not played with Wireshark yet - as I'm not sure what I'm looking for. I don't think I have any 'forward only zones' - and I'm not sure what a 'stub zone' is. (Perhaps the problem is that I need to do more manual reading? It used to 'just work' - honest, Guv. :)
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
-Continued...user-error (sorry)- three times... every time, I got a slew of FORMERRs in the syslog... and for the first two queries, I got no answers, and on the third, I got four answers. With "+tcp" 75% of dig requests for reuters.com are "connection refused" and about 25% of the time I get a sensible reply.
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
Many thanks for the reply... though, now, I'm even more confused. Dig behaves very weirdly. I tried 'dig A amazon.com
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
:) Done. It is definitely not 'normal' - and I half-suspect corruption of IP packets by the chain of routers that leads to the outside world. The other alternative is a subtle bug in my configuration that I've failed to spot.
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
I'm seeing, roughly, a dozen errors per DNS lookup. This isn't one-shot or a specific lookup.
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comment Bind FORMERR errors in syslog
To clarify further, are you saying that the root dns servers always generate DNS format errors in the log? They didn't do this for me when I last checked (several months and a few configuration changes ago, I admit.)
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In recent years, I've been a fan of Netgear and a foe of Dlink - the former have 'just worked' for me, while the latter have caused a lot of grief. My only Edimax experience is with an IP camera - and that is, how can I put it politely? "Very basic"... and not a device I'd recommend to others.