Problems with zone transfer from BIND to Windows DNS

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by jwilliams3034, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. We perform a DNS zone transfer with our parent company. They use BIND for
    their internal DNS and we are running Windows DNS. They recently upgraded
    from BIND 8x to BIND 9.2.4. Since then, we can no longer receive zone
    transfers for their domain.

    The BIND server is the SOA/Primary and our Windows servers are running
    Secondary zones.

    Also, I already tried deleting the zone, making sure the .dns file was gone,
    clearing the server cache and recreating the zone, and still no good.

    I receive the following messages in the event log when trying to transfer
    this zone:

    Event ID: 7500
    The DNS server failed to process a packet from x.x.x.x. The packet was

    Event ID: 6524
    Invalid response from master DNS server at x.x.x.x during attempted zone
    transfer of zone Check the DNS server at x.x.x.x and ensure that
    it is authoritative for this zone. This can be done by viewing or updating
    the list of authoritative servers for the zone. When using the DNS console,
    select zone Properties at server x.x.x.x and click the Name
    Servers tab. If needed, you can add or update this server in the list there.
    As an alternative solution, you could also modify settings in the Zone
    Transfer tab to allow transfer of the zone to this and other DNS servers.

    The administrators of the BIND servers claim that they are set up properly
    and that they see that it is only our systems that are having problems with
    the zone transfers.

    I ran a packet sniffer on our DNS server and it looks like the transfer
    starts, but then our server starts sending resets (RST) packets back to the
    primary server.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    jwilliams3034, Sep 27, 2007
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  2. Ok, I narrowed it down and found out what was causing my problem. There is a
    spot in the zone file coming from the BIND server that the Windows DNS server
    apparently does not like.

    This is now back to a Windows DNS question...Is there a way to have the
    Windows DNS ignore any errors/oddities in the incoming zone transfer and
    continue to load everything else normally?

    jwilliams3034, Sep 28, 2007
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