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What happens here? Perform a DNS Cleanup

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by pingo, May 10, 2003.

  1. pingo

    pingo Well-Known Member

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    Not much are said in the manual except that DNS is cleaned. But what happens. Is the content of a file wiped out or is this something that should be done from time to time? What if servers are having a trust relationship established? Would it then harm doing this. Sorry, but I haven't tried this function before and I've never been good guessing or reading between the lines.

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. dgbaker

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    It looks at each zone file and ensures that there are no eroneous entries in it and fixes (cleans) them up if nessecary.
     
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    drawbacks?

    Any drawbacks to running this?
    I'm scared to do it because WHM cautions you about it.

    Are there any potential problems?

    Terry
     
  4. RobertOnTheAir

    RobertOnTheAir Active Member

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    If the file is updated/modified while you are performing a cleanup, there could be issues.

    Basically I think what happens is when you start a cleanup, the file is not able to be "locked". So if it's modified while a cleanup is in progress, ya could get some majorally funky results.

    That's my take on it anyway.
     
  5. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    There's really no drawbacks to running it, but there is a catch. If a Reseller is adding a new account or a Client is adding/deleting a Sub-domain/Add domain, it could cause a problem.

    The bright side is that it (usually) takes less than 30 seconds to finish.
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks folks - I ran it without anything blowing up (I guess) ;)

    Terry
     
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