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Backup nameserver setup

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by sohot, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. sohot

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    I am trying to create backup nameservers for my domains. I am using dnseasy for the backup nameservers.

    I have never done this before, so I need some advice on the proper setup. The first problem I am having is setting up the zone file for the domain correctly.

    I have the following entries in my DNS zone for one of my domains:

    mydomain.com. 14400 In NS dns1.mynameserver.com.
    mydomain.com. 14400 In NS dns2.mynameserver.com.
    mydomain.com. 14400 In NS dns5.mynameserver.com.
    mydomain.com. 14400 In NS dns6.mynameserver.com.
    mydomain.com. 14400 In NS dns7.mynameserver.com.

    dns1 & dns2 are nameservers using the IP's from my own server, & dns 5 to 7 are the backup nameservers from dnseasy.

    When I do a report from dnsreport.com I get the following:

    So how should I be setting up my zone file so that all nameservers are reported as dns#.mynameserver.com. instead of dns#.mynameserver.com.mydomain.com.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    What do you have in the top line of the zone file in question after the "@ 14440 IN SOA"?
     
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    There is the following:

     
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    You should have a period "." (no quotes) after both .com entries.
    dns1.mynameserver.com. admin.domain.com.
     
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    Thanks for the help sawbuck :)

    The problem actually sorted itself out after around 24 hours. I did another dnsreport & everything was showing correctly.
     
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