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dnsreport and cpanel's dnszone template

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by anup123, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. anup123

    anup123 Well-Known Member

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    Question is that why was following excluded:

    mail A record
    then MX record to that A record

    instead of the way it is currently setup.
    It works fine as far as named based accounts are concerned, but for dedicated IP based accounts, dnreport.com shows a big red colum.

    Or is it that my template is messed up or my question is completely wierd?

    TIA
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    bking Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what your meaning...
    Are you saying that is the way it is setup? or why isn't it setup that way?
     
  3. anup123

    anup123 Well-Known Member

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    Why Isn't Setup This Way. Let me elaborate for reasons:

    (1) Reason 1 : more wrt DNSreport.com issue (a red warning when IP based accounts are checked)


    Server IP : xxx.yyy.zzz.ddd
    Reverse PTR exists for this

    Name Based Hosting has the email also operating on Server IP and all accounts on name based hosting have everything fine.

    When it's IP based Hosting (xxx.yyy.zzz.dde) then on dnsreport.com

    Reverse DNS entries for MX records turns into a RED Warning because it is looking for PTR for xxx.yyy.zzz.dde


    (2) Reason 2: Splitting Hosting is just a matter of changing A record then

    If a client wants to shift hosting or email to some other host, then it would just need changing either of the A record. Currently to do this, it would involve a manual work.

    Hope i was able to express my thoughts clearly.

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    easyhoster1 Well-Known Member

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    That because the dedicated IP needs a reverse lookup and must be set by your noc. This is not a problem really, as the host server is still sending the mail if you look at the headers.
     
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    anup123 Well-Known Member

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    If there was a mail A record and MX entry on that A record, this would not be necessary?


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