bind on vps
Walter Alejandro Iglesias
eloi at roquesor.com
Sun Feb 13 16:16:18 UTC 2011
On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 02:13:48PM +0100, Torinthiel wrote:
> On 02/13/11 12:52, Walter Alejandro Iglesias wrote:
> > It will be a web hosting sever. I wrote my own web client
> > panel and my own bash scripts to automate the upload of new
> > client's virtual domains. That's why I want to run my own dns
> > server; I want to be able to update the registers in my own
> > machine.
> you do know that you should have two SERVERS for your dns?
> Giving two different IPs for your box will work. but is a very bad idea.
> Even if everything else is on that machine, for some uses (eg. mail)
> having no DNS data is worse than having a failed server.
I read in forums about people that could run their own DNS
server at the same server they had their sites, that's why I
tried. But I know (and I understand why) that the good
practice is to have two external DNS servers in different
> > Reverse zone
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > ; 11.22.33
> > $TTL 86400
> > @ IN SOA ns1.mydomain.com. root.mydomain.com. (
> > 2011011901 ; Serial
> > 8H ; Refresh
> > 2H ; Retry
> > 4W ; Expire
> > 1D) ; Minimum TTL
> > @ IN NS ns1.mydomain.com.
> > @ IN NS ns2.mydomain.com.
> > 44 IN PTR mydomain.com.
> > 44 IN PTR www.mydomain.com.
> > 45 IN PTR virtualdomain.com.
> > 45 IN PTR www.virtualdomain.com.
> > 44 IN PTR ns1.mydomain.com.
> > 45 IN PTR ns2.mydomain.com.
> First, as stated before, I doubt if anyone will ask your server for that
Stop here, this is my obscure point: how do you get that your
dns be asked? What do you need? What must I ask to my isp
(my vps provider in this case) for? What do you mean by "to be
designated nameserver for the IPs"?
> Second - what is the name of 126.96.36.199? Is it mydomain.com?
> www.mydomain.com? ns1.mydomain.com? AFAIK there can be only one PTR record.
Yes, I release of my mistake. Just one domain for ip.
> > In case my configuration is OK,
> > what must I ask to my vps provider?
> Probably nothing. If you can dig/nslookup on your host from external
> hosts, then it looks they don't need to do anything.
This is exactly what a cannot do: to dig/nslookup from
Well, my goal (tell me if it is a fantasy:)) is to be able to
update automatically my registers. I ignore the features and
flexibility of bind, perhaps I should change the strategy.
Could you give me some clue? Can I use bind just as slave of
the external name server (being it godaddy's dns or my vps
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