Hello everybody,
I've been spending this weekend figuring out how to get my dns server working. I have a static IP from my isp but reverse lookup is not yet been configured by my isp.
The server works good as a cashing DNS server.
Reversed lookup seems to work in the internal zone but not if I query with the name of a computer.
The authoritative part of my DNS doesn't seem to work either.
Hope somebode can help me...

my /etc/named.conf:

//
// Sample named.conf BIND DNS server 'named' configuration file
// for the Red Hat BIND distribution.
//
// See the BIND Administrator's Reference Manual (ARM) for details, in:
// file:///usr/share/doc/bind-*/arm/Bv9ARM.html
// Also see the BIND Configuration GUI : /usr/bin/system-config-bind and
// its manual.
//
options
{
/* make named use port 53 for the source of all queries, to allow
* firewalls to block all ports except 53:
*/
query-source port 53;
query-source-v6 port 53;

// Put files that named is allowed to write in the data/ directory:
directory "/var/named"; // the default
dump-file "data/cache_dump.db";
statistics-file "data/named_stats.txt";
memstatistics-file "data/named_mem_stats.txt";

};
logging
{
/* If you want to enable debugging, eg. using the 'rndc trace' command,
* named will try to write the 'named.run' file in the $directory (/var/named).
* By default, SELinux policy does not allow named to modify the /var/named directory,
* so put the default debug log file in data/ :
*/
channel default_debug {
file "data/named.run";
severity dynamic;
};
};
//
// All BIND 9 zones are in a "view", which allow different zones to be served
// to different types of client addresses, and for options to be set for groups
// of zones.
//
// By default, if named.conf contains no "view" clauses, all zones are in the
// "default" view, which matches all clients.
//
// If named.conf contains any "view" clause, then all zones MUST be in a view;
// so it is recommended to start off using views to avoid having to restructure
// your configuration files in the future.
//
view "localhost_resolver"
{
/* This view sets up named to be a localhost resolver ( caching only nameserver ).
* If all you want is a caching-only nameserver, then you need only define this view:
*/
match-clients { localhost; };
match-destinations { localhost; };
recursion yes;
# all views must contain the root hints zone:
//include "/etc/named.root.hints";

/* these are zones that contain definitions for all the localhost
* names and addresses, as recommended in RFC1912 - these names should
* ONLY be served to localhost clients:
*/
include "/etc/named.rfc1912.zones";
include "/etc/internal_zones.conf";
};

view "internal"
{
/* This view will contain zones you want to serve only to "internal" clients
that connect via your directly attached LAN interfaces - "localnets" .
*/
match-clients { localnets; };
match-destinations { localnets; };
recursion yes;
// all views must contain the root hints zone:
include "/etc/named.root.hints";

// include "named.rfc1912.zones";
// you should not serve your rfc1912 names to non-localhost clients.

// These are your "authoritative" internal zones, and would probably
// also be included in the "localhost_resolver" view above :

zone "0.168.192.in-addr.arpa" IN {
type master;
file "192.168.0.rev";
allow-update { none; };
};

zone "internal.blah" IN {
type master;
file "blah.local";
allow-update { none; };
};
};

key ddns_key
{
algorithm hmac-md5;
secret "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
};

view "external"
{
/* This view will contain zones you want to serve only to "external" clients
* that have addresses that are not on your directly attached LAN interface subnets:
*/
match-clients { !localnets; };
match-destinations { !localnets; };

recursion yes;
// you'd probably want to deny recursion to external clients, so you don't
// end up providing free DNS service to all takers

// all views must contain the root hints zone:
include "/etc/named.root.hints";

// These are your "authoritative" external zones, and would probably
// contain entries for just your web and mail servers:


zone "blah.com" IN {
type master;
file "blah.external";
allow-update { none; };
};
};




the internal zone file blah.local:

;
; Filename: blah.local
;
; Zone file for internal
;
$TTL 3D
@ IN SOA ns1.blah.com. hostmaster.blah.com. (
200704225 ; serial number
10800 ; refresh, seconds
3600 ; retry, seconds
604800 ; expire, seconds
38400 ) ; minimum, seconds

@ IN NS ns1.blah.com. ; Nameserver Address

localhost IN A 127.0.0.1
webserv.blah.com. IN A 192.168.0.7
doms.blah.com. IN A 192.168.0.2
ream.blah.com. IN A 192.168.0.3
mail IN CNAME webserv.blah.com.
ns1 IN CNAME webserv.blah.com
www IN CNAME webserv.blah.com





my external zone file blah.external:

$TTL 3D
blah.com. IN SOA ns1.blah.com. hostmaster.blah.com. (
200704202
3600
3600
3600
3600 )

blah.com. IN NS webserv.blah.com. ; Inet Address of nameserver

webserv.blah.com. IN A 12.34.56.78
ns1.blah.com. IN CNAME webserv.blah.com.
www.blah.com. IN CNAME webserv.blah.com.