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Why so many records for a nameserver?

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by sexy_guy, May 15, 2003.

  1. sexy_guy

    sexy_guy Well-Known Member

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    I thought that a nameserver consisted of 3 records

    ns1.nameserver.com should contain

    ns1.nameserver.com (NS) ns1.nameserver.com
    ns2.nameserver.com (NS) ns2.nameserver.com
    ns1.nameserver.com (A) 111.111.11.111

    Thats it!

    Why does Cpanel also create

    A locahost record
    A MX record
    A mail record
    A www record
    A ftp record

    Seems like all these other records should be deleted but doing so in the WHM interface tells me there is an error. :confused:

    Can somebody clear this up please.
     
  2. dgbaker

    dgbaker Well-Known Member
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    You can remove these ones;

    A MX record
    A mail record
    A www record
    A ftp record

    You cannot remove this one:

    A localhost record

    You need a localhost record for a zone file. Also the reason that they are all there is cpanel uses a commom structure for all zone files. It does not distinguish between ns and non-ns zones.
     
  3. sexy_guy

    sexy_guy Well-Known Member

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    Thank i will leave the localhost record see if get the error.
     
  4. beekeeper

    beekeeper Active Member

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    I am new to this but you do mean

    ns1.nameserver.com (NS) ns1.nameserver.com
    ns1.nameserver.com (NS) ns2.nameserver.com
    ns1.nameserver.com (A) 111.111.11.111

    Don't you?
     
  5. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering where these entries are even coming from. ;)

    To my knowledge, a NS should not point to a NS (a domain should, but not a NS) I have to wonder, other than the 'nameserverips' file, why these type entries are required???
     
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