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DNS setup

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by BigBr0thr, May 2, 2005.

  1. BigBr0thr

    BigBr0thr Guest

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    Hello,
    I'm currently investigating if plesk is a better solution for me then my current panel, Directadmin.
    After studying the manuals and reading a lot of posts on this forum, 1 thing (yet) is not clear to me.
    After installing Plesk on a spare server i noticed there was nothing to setup DNS. In DirectAdmin (DA) there was a option u could allocate 2 ip's to your DNS-servers.
    How does Plesk handels the default DNS setup ??
    Is the first DNS server on the same ip as your box ?? and how do i add a second ip-adress??
    I played around a littel bit, and followed the advice ive read somewhere to register my DNS-servers with my registar.
    Unfortunate thisone doesnt accept my change because it cant find a valid DNS-server on those ip's.
    Please some advice.

    Regards,
    Harry
     
  2. editor

    editor Guest

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    see the screenshoot below. It allows you to add ip-numbers as much as you want. I would recommend only to add maximul 255 ip-numbers. After adding 2 ip-numbers, you can run these 2 ip-numbers as your DNS. No other registrars or any other dns-providers are necessary anymore. :)
     
  3. BigBr0thr

    BigBr0thr Guest

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    Thnz, for the reply.
    I dont see any SS, but i think ive found the way to add the ip's.
    But how do i allocate those 2 ip's to the DNS-service with Plesk ??
     
  4. editor

    editor Guest

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    No idea why my screenshoot did not appear here. Well, adding ip-numbers:

    server --> Server Administration --> ip-adresses

    After it, you have added 2 ip-numbers which should become DNS. The final result should be following:

    mydomainname.tld
    ns1.mydomainname.tld
    ns2.mydomainname.tld

    STEP 1
    ======
    So, for the first, go to

    mydomainname.tld
    General --> domains ---> mydomainname.tld

    Domains > mydomainname.tld >
    DNS zone for the domain mydomainname.tld is a master DNS server

    Add record type (Add a DNS record)

    ns1.mydomainname.tld. A 111.111.111.1
    ns2.mydomainname.tld. A 111.111.111.2
    (Note: There must be a "point" behind the tld!!!)
    (Note: 111.111.111.X is only an example. Use your both different ip-numbers please)

    Save it. This means, that these domainnames

    ns1.mydomainname.tld and
    ns2.mydomainname.tld

    can be resolved now onto this server-machine. This is one of the most important thing.

    STEP2
    ======
    Every other domainname can have now ns1.mydomainname.tld and ns2.mydomainname.tld as DNS. To avoid, that you must always manual type this in each domainname-section, go to your DNS-template.

    Server --> Server Administration --> DNS

    [Add New Records] and it should be there then

    <domain>. NS ns1.mydomainname.tld
    <domain>. NS ns2.mydomainname.tld
    (Note: There must be a "point" behind the tld!!!)

    This means now following: Everytime, if you add a new domainname to your PLESK-server, it will add everytime automatically the

    newdomain.tld. NS ns1.mydomainname.tld
    newdomain.tld. NS ns2.mydomainname.tld

    Everytime, if you register a new domainname, this means, that you can always use just ns1.mydomainname.tld and ns2.mydomainname.tld. The domain-registry is only a database, which should explain a computer, which DNS can resolve a domainname. It knows then, that ns1.mydomainname.tld and ns2.mydomainname.tld must be asked. And ns1.mydomainname.tld and ns2.mydomainname.tld do know very well whats going on with "domainname.tld".

    HTH!
    editor
     
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