I currently have a server with a static IP address and setup DNS on it. I have my DNS server working correctly for my domain. I can create an A or CNAME record, restart BInd9 and it works. I have only had a problem with my "www" record. I have changed my zone file tons of times and it doesn't seem to work if I ping or go to www.mydomain.com.

Here is my zone file:

$TTL 14400
mydomain.com.      IN      SOA     mydomain.com.      randy.mydomain.com. (
        2013032600 ;Serial Number
        86400 ;refresh
        7200 ;retry
        3600000 ;expire
        86400 ;minimum

mydomain.com.      86400   IN      NS      ns1.mydomain.com.
mydomain.com.      86400   IN      NS      ns2.mydomain.com.
mydomain.com.      14400   IN      A
ro1                     14400   IN      A
ns1                     14400   IN      A
ns2                     14400   IN      A
dev                     14400   IN      A
randy                   14400   IN      A
test1                           IN      CNAME   mydomain.com.
www                     14400   IN      A

I'm new at Bind but looked at a lot of what was in the DNS at my current webhost.
The records dev, test1, and randy I created and they worked as soon as I restarted Bind9. I can ping "www.mydomain.com" from the server. But not from outside.

Any ideas?

1 Answer 1


Have you told the outside machines to use the machine as the nameserver? If your outside machines are still using DHCP then they will be looking to your router/hub for a DNS machine.



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