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Cpanel and nameservers

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by jimmy1987, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. jimmy1987

    jimmy1987 Member

    Feb 27, 2008
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    I've got a VPS with cpanel on it.
    I used to use to dns servers of my domain provider but then i can't use the subdomain feature and all. So i decided to host the nameservers myself.
    On my cpanel box i got 1 ip. So i've made that my primary nameservers.

    I also registered 2 new nameservers with my website hosted at
    1 ipaddress ( primary ) goes back to my linux box as
    1 ipaddress ( secundary ) goes to my dedicated windows server as

    i've got fedora core 6 and cpanel 11.15.
    and win 2003 std on my windows dedi.

    I've setup up windows dns with a secundary zone. But it gives the message:
    Zonetransfer from the master server has failed.

    How can i set-up zonetransfers on my linux box so my windows server can get the zones off of it?

    here is my named.conf:

    include "/etc/rndc.key";
    controls {
    	inet allow { localhost; } keys { "rndc-key"; };
    options {
        /* make named use port 53 for the source of all queries, to allow
             * firewalls to block all ports except 53:
        query-source    port 53;    
        // Put files that named is allowed to write in the data/ directory:
        directory "/var/named"; // the default
        dump-file             "data/cache_dump.db";
        statistics-file     "data/named_stats.txt";
        memstatistics-file     "data/named_mem_stats.txt";
    logging {
    /*      If you want to enable debugging, eg. using the 'rndc trace' command,
     *      named will try to write the '' file in the $directory (/var/named).
     *      By default, SELinux policy does not allow named to modify the /var/named directory,
     *      so put the default debug log file in data/ :
        channel default_debug {
                file "data/";
                severity dynamic;
    // All BIND 9 zones are in a "view", which allow different zones to be served
    // to different types of client addresses, and for options to be set for groups
    // of zones.
    // By default, if named.conf contains no "view" clauses, all zones are in the 
    // "default" view, which matches all clients.
    // If named.conf contains any "view" clause, then all zones MUST be in a view; 
    // so it is recommended to start off using views to avoid having to restructure
    // your configuration files in the future.
    view "localhost_resolver" {
    /* This view sets up named to be a localhost resolver ( caching only nameserver ).
     * If all you want is a caching-only nameserver, then you need only define this view:
        match-clients         {; };
        match-destinations    { localhost; };
        recursion yes;
        zone "." IN {
            type hint;
            file "/var/named/";
        /* these are zones that contain definitions for all the localhost
         * names and addresses, as recommended in RFC1912 - these names should
         * ONLY be served to localhost clients:
        include "/var/named/named.rfc1912.zones";
    view "internal" {
    /* This view will contain zones you want to serve only to "internal" clients
       that connect via your directly attached LAN interfaces - "localnets" .
        match-clients        { localnets; };
        match-destinations    { localnets; };
        recursion yes;
        zone "." IN {
            type hint;
            file "/var/named/";
    Also how can i let cpanel know of my secundairy nameserver? Suppose to add the ip somewhere but don't know where.
    #1 jimmy1987, Feb 28, 2008
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2008

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