[CentOS] DNS help: "unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL)"??

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Tue Sep 26 22:47:03 UTC 2006

On Tue, 26 Sep 2006, Ajay Sharma wrote:

> Recently I'm getting these errors on my slave when adding new domains:
> Sep 26 13:48:27 hosting named[1668]: zone wholesaletvtime.com/IN:
> refresh: unexpected rcode (SERVFAIL) from master
> The master/slave transfers work for the other 1000+ domains that I have,
> just not the handful of new ones that I just added after the CentOS 4.3
> -> 4.4 upgrade.
> I regenerated the rndc.conf file and added the control stuff to the
> /etc/named.conf file so 'rndc status' works on both machines.
> Does anyone have any ideas?

If you've got SELinux enabled, check the security context of the slave 
files. dmesg on the slave should have a record of that information.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> www.madboa.com

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