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Why WHM >> Networking Setup >> Nameserver IPs is not showing the IPs

Discussion in 'Bind / DNS / Nameserver Issues' started by Isamtron, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Isamtron

    Isamtron Member

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    Hello,

    Can someone tell me how to correctly setup the main nameservers in WHM?

    I have 5 usable IPs and I followed WHM setup instructions normally but they are not showing in Main >> Networking Setup >> Nameserver IPs.

    Note: the main server site is working!

    Please help.
     
  2. cPanelJared

    cPanelJared Technical Analyst
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    Not necessary

    Setting nameserver IP addresses in this interface is not necessary. The only thing that it does is it edits /etc/nameserverips. It does not affect the way your nameservers work or the contents of any of your domains' zone files.

    I recommend that you also review my post from earlier today about this:

    http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/assigning-ip-address-162633.html

    If it is important to you to have the settings listed, you can edit /etc/nameservips directly using an editor like vi or nano, but as you have discovered, it is not necessary to run your nameservers or host your sites.
     
  3. Isamtron

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    Thank you, Jared. The link solved half of the problem, now I see the IPs but still when I try to ping ns1/ns2.mydomain.com I get "ping: cannot resolve ns2.mydomain.com: Unknown host".

    The weird thing is the site is working normally!

    Please advise.
     
  4. cPanelDon

    cPanelDon cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Please ensure that your authoritative DNS/name servers have an A record for the sub-domains used. For example, if your name server is ns1.domain.tld, please ensure to create an A record for ns1.domain.tld, in the (parent) DNS zone of domain.tld, that points the ns1 sub-domain to the same IP address that was used to register your ns1.domain.tld DNS/name server at the domain registrar.

    You may create an A (Address) record for name servers using WHM via either of the following two menu paths:
     
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