DNS Server on Ubuntu can’t find google.com: REFUSED

Good day,

I have been trying out this webhosting tutorial from udemy. I am still pretty new to it so I have been trying to follow the tutorial and understand it. I followed the tutorial word for word and when it comes to this part when we needed to do a nslookup for the server we set up earlier, the tutorial is able to return results. However, mine showed me **server can’t find google.com: REFUSED.

As this tutorial was a few years back, I tried downloading the earlier version of ubuntu(14.04, previous was 18.xx) and redid everything again. However, the same thing pops up.

I tried disabling my firewall to run the program as I read from somewhere else that it might be due to that, but even that didn’t helped. Please see below for my zone/reverse zone files.

ZONE

; ; BIND data file for local loopback interface ; $  TTL    604800 @       IN      SOA     ns1.example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (                               3         ; Serial                          604800         ; Refresh                           86400         ; Retry                         2419200         ; Expire                          604800 )       ; Negative Cache TTL ;         IN      NS      ns1.example.com. ns1     IN      A       192.168.1.113 www     IN      A       192.168.1.113 

REVERSE ZONE

   ;     ; BIND reverse data file for local loopback interface     ;     $  TTL    604800     @       IN      SOA     ns1.example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (                                  2          ; Serial                              604800         ; Refresh                               86400         ; Retry                             2419200         ; Expire                              604800 )       ; Negative Cache TTL     ;     192.168.1.113   IN      NS      ns1.example.com.     192.168.1.113   IN      PTR     www.example.com 

NAMED.CONF.OPTIONS

options {         directory "/var/cache/bind";         recursion yes;         allow-recursion {trusted;};         listen-on{192.168.1.113;};         allow-transfer{none;};           forwarders {                 8.8.8.8;                 8.8.4.4;           };          dnssec-validation auto;          auth-nxdomain no;         listen-on-v6 { any; }; };  acl "trusted" {         0.0.0.0; }; 

BIND9

GNU nano 2.2.6           File: /etc/default/bind9                               # run resolvconf? RESOLVCONF=no  # startup options for the server OPTIONS="-u bind -4" 

Difference in Results: a Query to DuckDuckGo and the Same Query to Google.com

Why? FAQ does not adequately cover:

Result based on “Amanpour and friends Brexit:”

Using DuckDuckGo:

—————— #1 Result From DuckDuckGo: “Leftist Shill TRAITOR WITCH, Christiane Amanpour on BREXIT” (Propaganda)[2016]

—————— Using Google.com within 5 seconds and same search:

#1 Result From Google.com: First Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans tells Christiane Amanpour that after a …

Search for: How much does Christiane Amanpour make?

Is Amanpour still on CNN? Amanpour is the Chief International Anchor for CNN and host [&&&&ETC]

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