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Just installed cPanel. Some easy (probably) Questions about DNS and quotas

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by thowe, May 1, 2013.

  1. thowe

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    Hi.

    So I have cPanel working, it seems. testing a website with it now.

    What is the best way to customize the named.conf file? Specifically I need to set the allow-transfer option. I have just edited /etc/named.conf by hand, and it is working how I want it to, but I thought there might be a preferred way since this file apparently is directly edited by WHM.

    Is there a provided way to get a list of domains that the DNS server provides zone files for? Obviously I could just look for zone files or parse the /etc/named.conf file, but I know there are various APIs and databases, so I thought there might be an easier way. I generate lists from my other managed DNS servers to build the configs for my public authoritative resolvers.

    Lastly, if I set disk quotas is that for everything including all email storage?

    Thanks for your time.

    --TimH
     
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    Hello.

    Take a look at DNS cluster - ing. No trouble, very easy.
     
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    Hey, thanks for the reply. However, I'm not sure that would work for me since my public DNS servers aren't running WHM/cPanel(?)
     
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    Too bad. I was considering - creating Cpanel DNSonly or custom nameserver system.
    I chose dnsonly (it's free) simply because it's only few clicks. Fast enabling on new servers..

    There is an API, and ability to fetch / manipulate DNS records.
    But i believe old-school named.conf would be faster and easier.

    About quotas, yes, everything is included.
    If user will be over quota his emails will bounce back to sender.

    P.S. cpanel will rarely edit named.conf - that would be BIND or Cpanel major update.

    As said by Someone from cpanel:
    Good luck!
     
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    That's good to know. Thanks!

    I'm also wondering about the limits on emails sent in an hour... Does that include Mailman list email?

    Also, are the emails that are over this limit get spooled until such time as more can be sent?
     
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    Not necessarily, see here:
    Tweak Settings

    Settings "Max hourly emails per domain" & "The percentage of email messages (above the domain's hourly maximum) to queue and retry for delivery. "
     
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    Thanks for all your help, guys. :)

    --TimH
     
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