When I do an nslookup from my Win2K station which was working allright
until recently (i.e until I played just a bit with my Netware 5.1, SP8
patched, edirectory 8.7.3.4 installed Netware DNS/DHCP Management
Console :(...so, to cut the long story short, when I do an nslookup for
say 'cnn.com' from my workstation:

The load 'named -v' console output on my Netware DNS Server shows:

***************************************
***QH_Proc:query recieved from <my station IP>
QH_ns_req: Query for (cnn.com.lux.edu) of type a
req_query_try_find_nonauth: look for (cnn.com.lux.edu) in non
authoritative cache
no referral found in authoritative cache for (cnn.com.lux.edu)
send a udp reply to <my station ip>
***QH_Proc:query recieved from <my station IP>
QH_ns_req: Query for cnn.com of type a
re_query_noauth: look for (cnn.com) in non authoritative cache
re_query_noauth: cnn.com not found in non authoritative cache
finddns: no Root nameserver for class 1
req_query_nonauth_fetchns:findns - case SERVFAIL:failed!
send a udp reply to <my station ip>
***************************************

Then using ns lookup, if I try to resolve a name for which the current
Netware DNS is the designated primary and SOA (say zone :lux.edu)

The console output is:

***************************************
***QH_Proc:query recieved from <my station IP>
QH_ns_req: Query for (fs01.lux.edu) of type a
Domain Name (fs01.lux.edu) found in authoritative cache zone 'lux.edu'
Send a udp reply to <my station ip>
***************************************

Network Configuration is very simple. I have this DNS/DHCP server
serving 'lux.edu' and my primary (corporate) DNS Server IP address is
configured in the 'Forwarding List' tab - say (192.165.50.30). It's this
DNS which resolves all outside Internet queries, like cnn/bbc/abc.com etc.

Some thing like:

Netware File/Dns/DHCP Servers/Win2K clients (10.220.50.10-100) ---> NAT
Server/Gateway for everything on Private IP -------> Primary DNS as
forwarder for Netware DNS (192.165.50.30) ------->Router/Primary Gateway -
---> Internet

All I did was create a test entry in RootServerInfo and within my
designated Zone(lux.edu) and deleted it later. I must have done something
else that I can't put the finger on now and maybe it's just a wrong lead
here.

Nevertheless, the forwarding feature has stopped working since then. I
can ping the forward DNS IP address from the terminal console of my
Netware DNS server though.

Please advise..

By the way..I posted this message earlier on ndsengineers.com as I kinda
like that site but it seems like those posts are not reflecting here.. :(