I'm hoping someone might be able to help me here.

We're getting some rather strange failures on an intermittant basis where,
at one moment, we can access a site, the next we cant. Sites like google and
hotmail.

An nslookup shows the results we've been getting (ip addresses changed to
protect the guilty)

Specs: Netware 6 sp5
named.nlm 5.12.06 11 May 2004



C:\WINNT>nslookup
Default Server: thor.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
Address: 192.168.1.2

> set debug
> www.google.com

Server: thor.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
Address: 192.168.1.2

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Got answer:
HEADER:
opcode = QUERY, id = 4, rcode = NXDOMAIN
header flags: response, auth. answer, want recursion, recursion
avail.
questions = 1, answers = 0, authority records = 1, additional = 0

QUESTIONS:
www.google.com.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au, type = A, class = IN
AUTHORITY RECORDS:
-> local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
primary name server = ns.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
responsible mail addr = paul.pofandt@st_jamescollege.qld.edu.au
serial = 2002062852
refresh = 10800 (3 hours)
retry = 3600 (1 hour)
expire = 604800 (7 days)
default TTL = 86400 (1 day)

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DNS request timed out.
timeout was 2 seconds.
timeout (2 secs)
*** Request to thor.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au timed-out
> www.google.com

Server: thor.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
Address: 192.168.1.2

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Got answer:
HEADER:
opcode = QUERY, id = 6, rcode = NXDOMAIN
header flags: response, auth. answer, want recursion, recursion
avail.
questions = 1, answers = 0, authority records = 1, additional = 0

QUESTIONS:
www.google.com.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au, type = A, class = IN
AUTHORITY RECORDS:
-> local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
primary name server = ns.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
responsible mail addr = paul.pofandt@st_jamescollege.qld.edu.au
serial = 2002062852
refresh = 10800 (3 hours)
retry = 3600 (1 hour)
expire = 604800 (7 days)
default TTL = 86400 (1 day)

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Got answer:
HEADER:
opcode = QUERY, id = 7, rcode = NOERROR
header flags: response, want recursion, recursion avail.
questions = 1, answers = 4, authority records = 4, additional = 4

QUESTIONS:
www.google.com, type = A, class = IN
ANSWERS:
-> www.google.com
canonical name = www.l.google.com
ttl = 900 (15 mins)
-> www.l.google.com
internet address = 66.102.7.99
ttl = 300 (5 mins)
-> www.l.google.com
internet address = 66.102.7.147
ttl = 300 (5 mins)
-> www.l.google.com
internet address = 66.102.7.104
ttl = 300 (5 mins)
AUTHORITY RECORDS:
-> L.GOOGLE.COM
nameserver = a.l.google.com
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
-> L.GOOGLE.COM
nameserver = b.l.google.com
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
-> L.GOOGLE.COM
nameserver = c.l.google.com
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
-> L.GOOGLE.COM
nameserver = d.l.google.com
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
ADDITIONAL RECORDS:
-> a.l.google.com
internet address = 216.239.53.9
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
-> b.l.google.com
internet address = 64.233.179.9
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
-> c.l.google.com
internet address = 64.233.161.9
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
-> d.l.google.com
internet address = 64.233.183.9
ttl = 86400 (1 day)

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Non-authoritative answer:
Name: www.l.google.com
Addresses: 66.102.7.99, 66.102.7.147, 66.102.7.104
Aliases: www.google.com

> www.hotmail.com

Server: thor.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
Address: 192.168.1.2

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Got answer:
HEADER:
opcode = QUERY, id = 8, rcode = NXDOMAIN
header flags: response, auth. answer, want recursion, recursion
avail.
questions = 1, answers = 0, authority records = 1, additional = 0

QUESTIONS:
www.hotmail.com.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au, type = A, class =
IN
AUTHORITY RECORDS:
-> local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
ttl = 86400 (1 day)
primary name server = ns.local.stjamescollege.qld.edu.au
responsible mail addr = paul.pofandt@st_jamescollege.qld.edu.au
serial = 2002062852
refresh = 10800 (3 hours)
retry = 3600 (1 hour)
expire = 604800 (7 days)
default TTL = 86400 (1 day)

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Got answer:
HEADER:
opcode = QUERY, id = 9, rcode = NOERROR
header flags: response, want recursion, recursion avail.
questions = 1, answers = 0, authority records = 0, additional = 0

QUESTIONS:
www.hotmail.com, type = A, class = IN

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*** No address (A) records available for www.hotmail.com
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