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connecting to DNS server that does not have cPanel installed

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by WhatsYourDomain, May 17, 2006.

  1. WhatsYourDomain

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    I want to control an already running dns server pair that does not have cPanel on it.

    It is possible?

    I want the zone files to be edited when someone changes say there sub domains or mx record from within cPanel.
     
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    mctDarren Well-Known Member

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    Google for "slave master dns", it's fairly easy to setup. You just set all the domains on the non-cpanel box as slaves to the master and allow updates from the cpanel box on the non cpanel box. :)
     
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    Ok, thats great - but does this mean manually editing each zone after it is created, or is there a template that cPanel uses to define each new zone as each account is created?

    So, if I have a slave DNS server that I want to use for each zone, I can automatically add the "allow-transfers" line to each zone as it gets added?

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    You can find the DNS Templates that cPanel uses in WHM -> DNS -> Edit Zone Templates.
     
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    paulkoan Well-Known Member

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    Hello - thanks for the response,

    This thread is discussing how to use non-cPanel DNS servers as slave dns servers.

    This means adding extra details to the named.conf configuration files, such as the "allow-transfers { ip address list }" bind statement. Rather than editing the DNS zone file template.

    Each time a new account is added, cpanel adds configuration to named.conf internal and external views. Is there a template somewhere that is used to create this that can be modified to include other details?

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
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