DNS: No Entry But Nslookup Finds It
Posted on 2001-08-30
Running Bind v8 on Solaris 2.6 Sun box. This is the one and only primary DNS server.
Cache has been flushed. No other problems are apparent except for one particular entry being described below.
Doing an "nslookup" finds and reports back name and IP of a local server off the DNS table but this entry (local server) is not found in the DNS table. The IP Address reported by the nslookup is NOT assigned to this local server but may have been in the past. Can someone explain what could be happening here?
Also, running "nslookup" on name responds back correctly but give the full name and it fails.
Example: Our domain is: localserver.net
nslookup johndoe responds CORRECTLY while nslookup johndoe.localserver.net FAILS.
What could be wrong?