Re: MS DNS Error

Adam Greene ( (no email) )
Sat, 14 Nov 1998 10:21:20 -0500

Hi, Paul,

To be honest, I don't know too much about this myself, but

I would suggest going into DNS Manager. If you right-click on any primary
zone you have there, and select the Notify tab, you will see if that zone is
trying to send information somewhere.

If you comb your zones (examine all of the records for each zone) you may
find that some zone is for some reason trying to send information to itself.

I'm not sure if that's the problem, but the "fine-toothed comb" approach has
worked for me in the past.

Good luck,
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul T Laudenslager <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, November 13, 1998 3:29 PM
Subject: MS DNS Error

>I'm having an error show up in the event viewer regarding my DNS server. I
>have my domain, "", as well as approx 32 others (most of which
>are on a shared ip of running on a NT4AS-sp4 system. I setup
>all of my customers pretty much the same way and I've been unable to track
>down the error. You may use nslookup, but I'm not sure where to look to
>find the error.
>Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.
>Paul & Susan Laudenslager
>The error is as follows...
>DNS Server encountered a packet addressed to itself -- IP address
>The DNS server should never be sending a packet to itself.
>This situation usually indicates a configuration error.
>Check the following areas for possible self-send configuration errors:
>1) Forwarders list. (DNS servers should not forward to themselves).
>2) Master lists of secondary zones.
>3) Notify lists of primary zones.
>4) Delegations of subzones.
>Must not contain NS record for DNS server Example: -> This DNS
>server is the primary for the zone -> You have
>delegated the zone to and are NOT
>running the zone on this DNS ( ->
>MUST NOT have an NS record that points at Note, you
>should make this check (with nslookup or DNS manager) both on this DNS
>server and on the server(s) you delegated the subzone to. It is
>that the delegation was done correctly, but that the primary DNS for
>subzone, has any incorrect NS record pointing back at this server. If
>this incorrect NS record is cached at this server, then the self-send
>could result. If found, the subzone DNS server admin should remove the
>offending NS record.