Bind : Transfer of ‘domain.tld’ from xx.xx.xx.xx#53 failed receiving responses permission denied

By | December 30, 2011

I recently notice this error on a master/slave Bind (named) DNS server setup (this error actually happened on slaves servers) :

transfer of ‘domain.tld/IN’ from failed while receiving responses: permission denied

First, make sure the “allow-transfer” directive is properly set on the primary master server :

This is probably the case and the problem is more likely at the filesystem permission level on the slaves servers.  This is a common error.  So let’s fix this by reseting permission like this :

For the record, everything contained in /var/named should belong to “named:named”.  Feel free to correct this recursively if this is not the case :