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burtathis 7th March 2006 15:02

configuring my own DNS : Am I wrong ?

I want to use my own DNS, so when i bought a new domain ( i put this infos in configuration pannel of (my registrar) :

- I put one entry : A
- I waited a while and i add a host : with IP=
- And finally i change the DNS entry to :
primary :
secondary :

- After that, i made a new website in ispconfig with :
co-domain : ns1
- And, in the domain :
primary :
secondary :

Now, when i ping, it is unreachable and it show my internal IP (

Of course i can't reach or

Did i forgot some steps ?

Thanks in advance !

till 7th March 2006 20:26

The problem with this setup is, that you have only one domain.

It is not possible that the nameserver of a domain ( is only reachable by the domain itself or a subdomain (

Thats the Hen <==> Egg problem :)

If you have only one domain, I recommend that you create the A and MX records for in the DNS servers of your registrar and do not use your local DNS manager in ISPConfig. If you get a second domain, you can configure the second domain in ISPConfig DNS-Manager without problems.

burtathis 7th March 2006 22:55

Thanks !

It's funny ! i had this feeling about the "hen-egg" problem...

So, to be sure i understood : if i have a domain and a second domain,

can i use for :
primary DNS :
secondary DNS :

and for :
primary DNS
secondary DNS :

I am sorry, i only start to put my nose in those "concepts" but feel it still the same aviary problem !

till 7th March 2006 23:05

Not completely, but better :) You must think of DNS as something like an addressbook. Its useless if you ask "where is the address book" and the actual location of the address book is noted in the address book itself.


if you have and

Configure at your registrars DNS, set an A-Record pointing to your server IP and an A-Record, pointing to your secondary DNS servers IP or in case you own only one server, let point also to your servers IP address.

Now if you get domain, you can set the primary DNS to and the secondary DNS to

On your server, you create a primary DNS Record for

If you enter now in a browser, the nameserver on your server will be asked for the correct IP for and its subdomains.

falko 7th March 2006 23:59

This post might help you:

burtathis 8th March 2006 21:26

Thanks Till and Falko,

I follow all your advises and i pay attention to put external IP for the DNS entry in ispconfig.

When i ping it show the good external IP and when i make a whois, it show the good entries for dns :


but... the website still unreachable outside my network

any clues ?

falko 8th March 2006 22:21


Originally Posted by burtathis
but... the website still unreachable outside my network

It's working for me. Is this your IP address?

You might have to wait up to 72 hours until DNS changes propagate over the internet.

burtathis 8th March 2006 22:53

Realy ? do you see ? great !!

and, yes it's my IP !

ok, ok ! i'm forced to watch tv for 72h :D

Thanks a lot

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