Am setting up a DNS bind9.3 on rhel. Am using webmin for convenience to setup.
When adding in a new root zone, am of course asked for location of root.hints for each view. Cannot get the new zone to add sucessfully as the error is returned "Failed to connect to 184.108.40.206; connection refused".
Initially thought is was firewall (setting up new one as well) and ensured that ports 21 and 53 open (stateful). Observed that port 21 was being called for ftp download of root.hints file. Monitored connection in progress and ftp is sucessfull.
Other possiblity is location of root.hints. m placing in "/var/named/chroot/etc/data/root.hints". Possibly cannot create file if wrong directory.
So cannot get root zone created or root.hints downloaded. Any ideas?