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DNS problems

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by MikkyX, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. MikkyX

    MikkyX Guest

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    Hi,
    After resolving my little qmail problem I've run headlong into another brick wall.

    My DNS server shows in Plesk as running - and if I start it myself via /etc/init.d/named start (or restart) , it comes up and says OK - so it's evidently up and running.

    However if I try to ping, traceroute, dig - anything - nothing happens. IP numbers for ping work fine.

    As a result my box is unable to communicate with any other server on the Internet - stuff coming IN to the box is fine - websites and incoming mail are good. My problem is nothing can LEAVE the box.

    Anyone got any suggestions before I tear what little hair I have left from my head?
     
  2. MikkyX

    MikkyX Guest

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    Anyone got any suggestions? My mail queue is growing and it's getting quite bad :(
     
  3. Who-m3

    Who-m3 Guest

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    This isn't a problem with your DNS Server, it's a problem with your /etc/resolve.conf.

    Test your DNS Server like this: dig @localhost google.com

    Test your /etc/resolve.conf nameservers through dig google.com.

    To correct this problem, replace the nameserver xx.xx.xx.xx; as outlined in /etc/resolve.conf with your own (localhost, for example), which will cause all DNS Queries to hit your DNS server instead of the world.
     
  4. MikkyX

    MikkyX Guest

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    That seems to have done the trick - thanks. :)

    My resolv.conf now includes nameserver 127.0.0.1 which means all DNS goes through my local box.

    Why would resolv.conf get overwritten like that though - and to addresses which couldn't be traced via their IP?
     
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