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incorrect SOA record generated by WHM ?

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by trucmuche, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. trucmuche

    trucmuche Well-Known Member

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    Hello !

    I created an account with WHM and when I test the domain with mxtoolbox.com, I got some warnings in the DNS section :
    SOA Serial Number Format is Invalid
    SOA Expire Value out of recommended range
    I would like to know if I can change those values manually in the DNS zone for domains that already exists in WHM. What would you recommended to me ?

    For future added domains, could WHM generate those values "correctly" to be fully accepted by the tests ?

    Thanks in advance !

    Trucmuche
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    Hello,

    The default entries are suitable. Keep in mind those are warnings, and not actual errors with your DNS zone. That being said, you can modify existing entries via:

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

    You can edit the zone templates for new domain names via:

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

    Thank you.
     
  3. keat63

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    MXToolbox also gave me those errors.
    I modified the expiry values, and seen no detrimental effects.

    Refresh 43200
    Retry 7200
    expire 1209600
    minimum ttl 86400

    My serial number looks like it might be based on a date.
    4 digit year
    2 digit month
    2 digit day
    2 more digits

    eg 2014092001, i'm not sure where or how this was generated, maybe i made it up based on this.

    http://mxtoolbox.com/problem/dns/dns-soa-serial-number-format
     
  4. sonicthoughts

    sonicthoughts Well-Known Member

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    So you are saying to manually edit the dns each time to make the SOA match? This happens on clusters.
     
  5. cPanelMichael

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    Could you clarify what you mean by "make the SOA match"? For instance, is there a specific issue you are experiencing with SOA records or are you referring to the warning messages from the third-party DNS record check?

    Thank you.
     
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