Is there a way to create virtual nameservers?

SprintSlash

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If my understanding of your &virtual nameservers& are correct, then yeah, just assign more IPs to your cpanel server and assign ns*.newdomain.com to new IPs.
 

Robert_

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I was thinking there was a way to assign virtual nameserver ie name based not ip.

I dont have that many ip's so I dont want to give them out if I dont have to. When I setup my nameserver I had to have 2 ip's to register as nameservers.

ns1 = 00.000.000.00

&

ns2 = 00.000.000.00

I would prefer if ther was some way of giving them an internal ip ie 192.168.0.22
But as far as I understand they cant register an internal ip as a nameserver.

I am going to checkout some dynamic dns services see what they have. Maybe there is a way to give a client a private nameserver without having to give up my ip's.



Regards, Rob
 

SprintSlash

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You can't do that. Each NS requires its own unique IP address. You can't have two nameservers pointing to the same location.
 

dgbaker

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You can register multple nameservers to the same ip.

For example

ns1.domain.com = 111.111.111.111
ns1.domain2.com = 111.111.111.111

ns2.domain.com = 111.111.111.112
ns2.domain2.com = 111.111.111.112

We have some nameservers like this.
 

Website Rob

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That's pretty sweet, David.

Although I thought I had things properly setup, I seem to get a problem on line 3 of &How I am searching& as it Reports that no NS records exist.

Care to share. :)
 

dgbaker

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I didn't do anything special,

1. Register the .com & .ca Nameservers at the registrar
2. Used .ca as primary nameservers in whm setup
3. Modify zone for .com and add the ns records for .com

Zone looks like this;

virtual-hosting.com. 14400 IN NS ns1.virtual-hosting.com
Also make sure that no wildcarding it done for that zone as well.

Also not sure if it makes a difference or not, but virtual-hosting.com is a Dedicated IP setup.

Waited the normal 72 hours and bingo! worked!
 

Website Rob

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Well, this is getting interesting. In using WHM & Dns Functions & Edit a DNS Zone, I came across an entry for NS1.domain.com and also one for a Reseller NS1.

Now, the interesting thing is that 'my' NS1 is using an unused IP address (not the registerd one in nameserverips) and there is only one entry for a Reseller NS (even though I have others). The entry is also spelled incorrectly, but that is beside the point -- I can easily fix up the related files later.

My questions would be:

1. Does anyone else show just NS1 or also NS2 for their Server NSs?

2. Should NS2 for any Nameservers also be listed -- none are?

3. How in heck did an incorrect IP address get registered in the first place?

4. Should all or none, of the Reseller Nameservers be listed -- no others show up in /etc/named.conf?

Server is functionally well and a DNSReport for Domain Name shows correct NSs, although, as noted above, a Nameserver check shows errors.
 

SprintSlash

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[quote:222e9f51ed][i:222e9f51ed]Originally posted by dgbaker[/i:222e9f51ed]

I didn't do anything special,

1. Register the .com & .ca Nameservers at the registrar
2. Used .ca as primary nameservers in whm setup
3. Modify zone for .com and add the ns records for .com

Zone looks like this;

virtual-hosting.com. 14400 IN NS ns1.virtual-hosting.com
Also make sure that no wildcarding it done for that zone as well.

Also not sure if it makes a difference or not, but virtual-hosting.com is a Dedicated IP setup.

Waited the normal 72 hours and bingo! worked![/quote:222e9f51ed]

I have the same setup, but I don't see the same thing w/ dnslookup. Is it possible that I need to be able do a reverse IP lookup?