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SHOW HOST Unsuccessful Zone Transfer?

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The Question is:

I am running Compaq TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Alpha Version V5.3 - ECO 1 on a
 AlphaServer DS10 617 MHz running OpenVMS V7.2-2. I have configured TCPIP to
 use a bind server and it has been working without a problem. Today I am
 receiving the following err
or when issuing the command TCPIP SHOW HOSTS.
%TCPIP-W-NORECORD, information not found
-TCPIP-E-BIND_NO_ZONEXFR, zone transfer was unsuccessful.
I have reconfigured the Bind Resolver but it will not resolve hosts names that
 are not in the local hosts table. Any ideas?

The Answer is :

  One of the most common causes of this error is a lack of required
  access to the DNS server; that you are not authorized to acquire
  this DNS information.  (A zone transfer is a request for a block of
  records.)  A typical DNS server can be configured to block zone
  transfers, but to continue to service individual DNS translation
  If you can translate specific hosts using the DNS server, then
  DNS oeprations are possible,  If you cannot translate specific
  requests, then there appears to be a problem with the DNS server
  or communications with same.

answer written or last revised on ( 10-APR-2003 )

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