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DNS Forward + Dynamic DNS for WHM

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by wzd, Jun 26, 2006.

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If CPanel had Integrated Dynamic DNS capabilities - would you use it?

Poll closed Jul 10, 2006.
  1. Yes

    70.0%
  2. No

    20.0%
  3. I dont care either way...

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  1. wzd

    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I know this is probably a lemur question but i am unable to figure out how to setup an IP Forward for a specific domain name:
    Example: I host domain.com and i'd like to forward test.domain.com -> x.x.x.x
    - The HTTP forwarding can be done via the CPanel account under Subdomains but basically i need someone to SSH into test.domain.com

    When i am in the WHM i go to DNS Functions -> Edit DNS Zone -> Select the domain.com -> Then i go down and add in
    test.domain.com 14400 in A 123.456.789.123

    This doesnt seem to create a DNS forward entry (I know the reverse has to point in reverse) but a forward is all i'm looking for. Any ideas? :(

    Furthermore, has anyone had any experience with DynamicDNS scripts for WHM / Cpanel ? :) I have checked out all the various addon packages out there and havent found anything that can provide a dynamic DNS service (Something like www.dyndns.org) - I'm sure i could come up with something on client side which would update with the servers if Cpanel could come up with something server side. :D


    Thanks guys, :eek:
    wzd
     
  2. brianoz

    brianoz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's a newbie question :)

    You need a CNAME to the dynamic record you want to use. Register with dyndns or something similar and then add a CNAME, ie:

    dynamic.yourdomain.c CNAME myhome.dyndns.net.

    (don't forget the dot on the end).

    But, you probably don't want to be doing this anyway! Don't host customer domains on your home DSL line!
     
  3. wzd

    wzd Well-Known Member

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    Hey Brian,

    Thanks man, i figured out how to do the DNS forward through WHM. The problem was the . at the end of the domain name i setup for the IN A record.

    I dont think you understood what i meant by Dynamic DNS though :) - I dont want to host people off a dynamic DNS connection - I want to provide a dynamic DNS service so lets say run leethosting.com i'd like them to have machines on their netowkr (home dsl) to have dynamicdns names like client1.leethosting.com
    instead of moo.dyndns.org which is what we currently have set up ...

    Basically i'd like to brand the Dynamic DNS service that i want to provide to clients instead of telling them to buy dynamic dns from a provider such as DynDNS.org and then use clients to update

    Thanks
     
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