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I've just built a CentOS 6 server and configured BIND9 (named) to run. Zone files are configured and NSLOOKUP, DIG and HOST are all working from the CentOS box.

When I move to my Windows PC, nslookup gives me can't find centos: No response from server (centos is the hostname).

I don't have another linux machine to test with... any suggestions?

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Most likely you have forgotten to open port 53 in the firewall, so BIND is not reachable from the "real" network, while working perfectly via loopback.

Look in /etc/sysconfig/iptables.

  • This was the issue, although I thought I had stopped the iptables process so ignored this step initially. – neildeadman May 7 '14 at 12:38

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