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firewall (iptables) problem

Posted on 2001-06-19
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i have set up the iptables firewall in our linux machine and configured it to accept certain packets including domain, since the machine is a dns server. however, with the current config, we can't connect to our machine using the name instead but we can using the ip address. what other port should i open to be able to connect using the domain name?

thanks.
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by:geoffryn
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Can you ping it by name? or only by IP address?  It sounds like you have DNS issue.  I suspect that your iptable is not allowing DNS requests.
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by:wsanchez
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i can only ping it by IP address. i have already configured the firewall to also accept packets on the domain port but i don't know why i still can't ping by name.
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by:geoffryn
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It is definiitely a DNS issue.  Can you do an NSLOOKUP on the server?
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did you permit udp, tcp, ip, both udp and tcp, or all for port 53...?

the minimum requirement would be udp and ip...tcp enabled would allow zone transfers as well.
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