[Samba] debugging bind9_DLZ

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Fri Nov 4 15:55:09 UTC 2016

On Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:04:44 -0500
Bob of Donelson Trophy via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> On wiki page
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/BIND9_DLZ_DNS_Back_End#Reconfiguring_the_BIND9_DLZ_Back_End
> in the "Debugging the Bind Module" the section discusses the location
> for the log file. 
> The /etc/named.log says "bash: bind: -g: cannot read: No such file or
> directory" . . . I am puzzled, what "file or directory" is being
> referenced? 
> My "nslookup xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" are failing. (nslookup hostname works) I
> have tried deleting the reverse zone and re-adding it and when I
> query, I get: 
> root at dtxxx04:~# samba-tool dns query 192.168.xxx.50
> xxx.168.192.in-addr.arpa @ ALL
> Password for [administrator at DTxxxM.DT]:
> ERROR(runtime): uncaught exception - (9714,
>   File
> "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/__init__.py",
> line 176, in _run
>     return self.run(*args, **kwargs)
>   File
> "/usr/local/samba/lib/python2.7/site-packages/samba/netcmd/dns.py",
> line 998, in run
>     None, record_type, select_flags, None, None) 
> I found a reference in an older mailing list posting and near the end
> of the thread, the OP mentions that "resorted to dsupdate -g" to get
> it to add the reverse zone. I do not know how to dsupdate (This
> "dsupdate" is from memory and might slightly incorrect about the
> command.) 
> Bottom line, samba-tool cannot add the reverse entries I need. 
> Suggestions?
> --  
> _______________________________
> Bob Wooden of Donelson Trophy

Try looking in the system log (syslog on debian, messages on red hat)

As for your reverse records, are you sure the reverse zone exists, your
command works for me.


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