Re: DNS Problem

Jeff ( )
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 03:58:10 -0700

>Here is the problem:
>I want is to tell the DNS server to CONSULT OTHER EXTERNAL name servers (
>my ISP's ) in resolving the names of all the other internet hosts.
>So far, I've set the DNS server to use a forwarder ( my ISP's name servers
>), but it doesn't work. Whenever I issue "nslookup", it just
>says server timed out in 2 ( then 4 then 8 ) seconds..
>The dns cache is intact, I didn't modify it at all..
>Can anybody tell me how to solve this problem ?

Do you have a NAMED.ROOT file setup. This is the file that tells the DNS
where to go for external resolutions.
If you don't you can down a current copy from InterNIC 's FTP site at

Jeff Brissette