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Feature Reqest: Easily change default dns resource record values

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Rooter, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Rooter

    Rooter Well-Known Member

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    Feature Request: Easily change default dns resource record values

    Please add an easy way to change the default DNS resource record values for new accounts. If possible also an easy way to globally change them for existing accounts.

    SOA REFRESH
    SOA RETRY
    SOA EXPIRE
    SOA MINIMUM TTL

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number: 40486

    Argh, I know how to spell request unlike the subject. :D
     
    #1 Rooter, Feb 24, 2004
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2004
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    I agree, this would be very nice. Also, being able to set the NS records to domain names, rather than IP addresses and being able to specify which DNS records are created.

    Basically, a default template.
     
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    I agree this is something that would be very helpfull.
     
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    It would be nice. As is, I have my wwwacct script modified for those values.

    As far as changing the existing ones, when I decided to change those values, I just downloaded the files, opened them in CuteHTML, and used global search and replace.
     
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    Rooter Well-Known Member

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    The future looks good...

     
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    Yes, I'd also like to know when both these features go live (ability to change default soa values AND ability to globally change them for existing accounts).
     
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    Here's what I use.

    Code:
    @      IN      SOA     %nameserver%. %rpemail%. (
    		%serial%	; serial, todays date+todays
    		2h		; refresh, seconds
    		1h		; retry, seconds
    		4w		; expire, seconds
    		3h )		; minimum, seconds
    
     
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    Excuse my ignorance, but you're saying that I can actually enter values such as 2d, 4w, and 3h instead of the seconds when I edit a DNS zone file using WHM? Just making 100% sure :)

    Thanks.
     
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    Optional way to input dns zone file values

    Yes, you can. :)
    I find it so much easier to quickly read and understand the values without a calculator.
     

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