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Pls help with account type and system type domain zone config

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  1. stardotstar

    stardotstar Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have a need to create a domain on the WHM server that currently is defined as a system zone (not sure if that is exactly right terminology) - ie a zone that is not associated with an account.

    This zone is the domain name of the WHM server's host as well as another host which currently handles the mail, various web and database functions for the domain - and for the moment I need this to remain the case.

    Currently the zone as it is configured on the WHM server - "Jupiter" for the domain "sourcepoint.com.au" has MX and A records configured to point to the non-WHM server (Helios) and the necessary A record for Jupiter itself.

    Not sure if this is likely to be problematic in itself but since ns1.sourcepoint.com.au and ns2.sourcepoint.com.au are bound to two IPs on Jupiter and it is necessary to direct www traffic to helios for sourcepoint.com.au as well as mail I am wondering hoe to configure the WHM server Jupiter in such a way as to best manage this situation.

    For example I will need to migrate (eventually) an ftp only account that is a subdomain of sourcepoint (currently on Helios) - call it xyz.sourcepoint.com.au

    The best way to manage xyz.sourcepoint.com.au will be by cpanel/whm and therefore I think there may be a way to create the "sourcepoint account" and still retain the important pointers to the other server for mail, the databases and apache that still reside there indefinitely.

    Please help me clarify this if it doesn't seem clear.

    helios.sourcepoint.com.au (legacy server - retains sourcepoint internet services, postfix for sourcepoint.com.au including roundcube and postfix admin, phpMyAdmin and other resources for other sites and domains on helios.

    jupiter.sourcepoint.com.au (the new WHM/CPanel server) which I want to be able to manage subdomains of sourcepoint.com.au on but which does not yet have a "sourcepoint.com.au" account - only a system domain zone setup to point back to helios>?

    Here is the current zone file;:

    Code:
    root@jupiter [/home/juliesf/www]# cat /var/named/sourcepoint.com.au.db
    ; cPanel first:11.24.5-CURRENT_38506 latest:11.24.5-NIGHTLY_38436 Cpanel::ZoneFile::VERSION:1.2 mtime:1253433652 hostname:jupiter.sourcepoint.com.au
    ; Zone file for sourcepoint.com.au
    $TTL 14400
    sourcepoint.com.au.    86400    IN    SOA    ns1.sourcepoint.com.au.    stardotstar.sourcepoint.com.au.    (
                            2009091803 ;Serial Number
                            86400 ;refresh
                            7200 ;retry
                            604800 ;expire
                            86400 ;minimum
        )
    sourcepoint.com.au.    86400    IN    NS    ns1.sourcepoint.com.au.
    sourcepoint.com.au.    86400    IN    NS    ns2.sourcepoint.com.au.
    ns1    14400    IN    A    202.130.33.50
    ns2    14400    IN    A    202.130.34.117
    sourcepoint.com.au.    14400    IN    A    202.130.34.115
    localhost    14400    IN    A    127.0.0.1
    sourcepoint.com.au.    14400    IN    MX    0    sourcepoint.com.au.
    mail    14400    IN    CNAME    sourcepoint.com.au.
    www    14400    IN    CNAME    sourcepoint.com.au.
    ftp    14400    IN    CNAME    sourcepoint.com.au.
    sourcepoint.com.au.    14400    IN    TXT    �v=spf1 a mx -all�
    jupiter    14400    IN    A    202.130.33.50
    ns1    14400    IN    A    202.130.33.50
    ns2    14400    IN    A    202.130.34.117
    helios    14400    IN    A    202.130.34.115
    I suppose that this can be merged into a WHM account as long as the mx records and necessary A records for the Helios critical functions are added.

    I would appreciate some guidance on how to effect this without causing unnecessary dns havoc or whm problems.

    TIA
    Will
     
  2. MattCurry

    MattCurry Well-Known Member

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    Hello,


    In looking into your issue, we may nee to take a closer look at this issue. Please submit a ticket via the link at the bottom of this post. If you have any other questions please let me know.

    Thank you,
    Matthew Curry
     
  3. stardotstar

    stardotstar Well-Known Member

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    Roger that. Thank you.
     
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