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plesk 9.2.1 and external nameservers

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by sadara, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. sadara

    sadara New Pleskian

    Sep 24, 2004
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    hi people -

    i have a domain on my virtuozzo VPS with 'external' nameservers.

    it seems to me that i should not need to run DNS services for this domain on my VPS. the documentation says i can turn off DNS services for the domain:


    however, if i turn off plesk DNS services for the domain, requests for 'www.<mydomain>.<mytld>' are not handled properly - i get the default server page. requests for '<mydomain>.<mytld>' are handled correctly.

    this behaviour doesn't not depend on the identity of the external nameservers - i get the same results regardless of where i have the external nameservers. also, i get this behaviour regardless of whether 'www.<mydomain>.<mytld>' is configured in the DNS zone using an 'A' record or a 'CNAME' record.

    setting up my VPS's DNS to act as a slave DNS server does not help.

    the only thing which helps (as far as i can see) is to configure my VPS's DNS server as the primary DNS server and adding the www CNAME record there - which is bizarre!

    something's not right here.
    any ideas?