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DNS tutorial / help

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by tank, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. tank

    tank Well-Known Member

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    Are their any good DNS tutorials out their. It seems that I can never get a complete picture of DNS entries. Can someone please list out all of the DNS entries a default cpanel server should have to work correctly along with other ideas or ways to achieve the same results. I thought I understood DNS but frankly I think my DNS zone is a disaster. After looking at it I am positive it is a disaster. Any help would be great it seems I have read tons of info but nothing definitive for me to understand.

    Plus it seems that a customer can't receive emails that are sent by the server but I have not faced this problem yet. Starting with my stuff first.

    My server name is qualityhost1
    Server ip 69.65.29.27
    My site is on a dedicated IP 69.65.29.28
    Two name servers that are shared IP address
    NS1 69.65.29.24
    NS2 69.65.29.26


    Code:
    Qualityhostinginc.com.	86400	IN	SOA	ns1.qualityhostinginc.com.	xx.qualityhostinginc.com.
    							2011061003			Serial Number
    							86400				Refresh
    							7200				Retry
    							3600000			Expire
    							86400				Minimum TTL
    qualityhostinginc.com.	86400	IN	NS	ns1.qualityhostinginc.com.
    qualityhostinginc.com. 	86400	IN	NS	ns2.qualityhostinginc.com.
    qualityhostinginc.com.	14400	IN	A	69.65.29.28
    localhost			14400	IN	A	127.0.0.1
    qualityhostinginc.com.	14400	IN	MX	0	qualityhostinginc.com.
    mail				14400	IN	CNAME	qualityhostinginc.com.
    www		         	14400	IN	CNAME	qualityhostinginc.com.
    ftp				14400	IN	A	qualityhostinginc.com.
    cpanel			14400	IN	A	qualityhostinginc.com.
    whm				14400	IN	A	qualityhostinginc.com.
    webmail			14400	IN	A	qualityhostinginc.com.
    webdisk			14400	IN	A	qualityhostinginc.com.
    qualityhost1.qualityhostinginc.com	14400	IN	A	69.65.29.27
    ns2				14400	IN	A	69.65.29.26
    ns1				14400	IN	A	69.65.29.24
    quality1			14400	IN	A	69.65.29.24
    quliaty2			14400	IN	A	69.65.29.26
    mail.qualityhostinginc.com	14400	IN	A	69.65.29.27
    qualityhost1			14400	IN	A	69.65.29.27
    qualityhostinginc.com.	14400	IN	A	69.65.29.24
    qualityhostinginc.com.	14400	IN	A	69.65.29.26
    qualityhostinginc.com.	14400	IN	A	69.65.29.28
    Again thanks :D for any and all help. Please if you not sure don't answer, no offense meant just want confident decisions to be made.
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello :)

    You can view the standard DNS zone templates via:

    "WHM >> DNS Functions >> Edit Zone Templates"

    If you want to reset a DNS Zone to the default template, you can use:

    "WHM >> DNS Functions >> Reset a DNS Zone"

    Thank you.
     
  3. tank

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    Ok so thats good to know how to reset the DNS zone. However that does not address a concern of mine. I like to learn from my mistakes. Honestly if i redid the DNS zone I am not sure what is considered a good practice. So I was hoping experts could lay out things like mail zones. Or what is the minimum for a name server, how should the left colum be organized. The types of records and how to use those records for web hosting / cpanel. Maybe this is something the world does not want to share and people must learn by their own mistakes. I was hoping to avoid that.LOL please help would be appreciated.

    it seems that i cannot find any great examples
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    You are likely to have better luck using a search engine to look for in-depth documentation on DNS Zones. I did one search for "Bind DNS Zones explained" on Google and there were several useful results that included the examples you are seeking.

    Thank you.
     
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