Bind : Unexpected RCODE (REFUSED) resolving ‘’

By | December 31, 2011

Experiencing this error in Bind logs?

named[xxxxxx]: unexpected RCODE (REFUSED) resolving ‘’:

This is probably because you have a forwarder in your named.conf that refuse your requests. Simply look at the end of the previous line : “” and search this address in your named configuration file – it should be located inside the forwarders :

You need to remove or comment this host to get rid of the error in log or allow your host to query this server if it belongs to you!

Tip : To make sure the remote DNS server you are trying to query is refusing your request, you can try to DIG a host like this replacing the domain and IP to meet your situation :