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Using cPanel with external DNS

Discussion in 'Bind/DNS/Nameserver' started by thelb, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. thelb

    thelb Registered

    Sep 5, 2005
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    I just installed the trial and have some troubles. I'm behind a router so my box had been assigned an internal IP...not sure if that makes a differance or not.

    I want to use cPanel with external DNS servers, which is to say I don't want to run a DNS server at all. How would I go about doing that and what are the concequences with that?
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    There's no issue with that. Just add the appropriate external servers in WHM > Basic cPanel/WHM Settings under primary and secondary servers. Make sure you're not listing your own servers IP address as a resolver in WHM > Resolver Configuration.

    You will then, of course, have to manually maintain your DNS records on your master and slave external DNS servers.
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