Jan 111999

lame name servers

This topic deals with an entry I found in /var/log/messages:

Jan 11 09:14:19 ns named[91]: Lame server on 'desstats.distributed.net' (in 'DISTRIBUTED.NET'?): [].53 'NS.NAMESERVERS.net': learnt (A=,NS=

In short, it means that your name server was told that that a given name server would contain information about a given domain.  But it didn’t.  It is, in short, a DNS configuration error with somebody elses domain.

I found a very good explanation of this message by Greg Lehey in the FreeBSD mailing list archives.