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miha1978 1st June 2006 11:08

Confused about MX records
 
> Hi
>
> My name is Tom, and i work part-time in small local ISP company
> in Croatia. The old Admin quit the job, and all he leaved was a
> complete mess behind and the boss assigned me to manage the DNS
> servers, customer care etc.
>
> The newest assignment for me is to create a hosting server
> running ISPconfig because the firm has an extra server on which
> I installed CentOS 4.3 and all needed services. I assigned a
> fixed public IP address 80.253.170.37 for the server and A
> record (linhost1) on a firms DNS server under
> /var/named/vm-mreze.hr and I even configured reverse zone and
> the http://linhost1.vm-mreze.hr are fully operational link.
> ISPConfig installation went flawless. The main problem is that
> reading the forums I am totally lost regarding MX records for
> future domains on my server. Is ISPConfig creating automatically
> MX records for example.com on my server or I have to put it in
> zone files for every domain? Does linhost1.vm-mreze.hr needs to
> be in MX record or created domain will be in MX record on my
> server machine?
>
> And one more thing during installation of ISPConfig when the
> following information has to be provided:
>
> Please enter your MySQL server: E.G. localhost
> Please enter your MySQL user: E.G. root
> Please enter your MySQL password: Your MySQL password
> Please enter a name for the ISPConfig database: E.g. ispconfigdb
> Please enter the IP address of the ISPConfig web: E.g.
> 192.168.0.1 <--I put a fixed IP address of my machine running
> (in my case is 80.253.170.37) is that okay because all that
> forum guys confuse me

falko 1st June 2006 17:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by miha1978
Is ISPConfig creating automatically
> MX records for example.com on my server

Only if you check the "Default MX" checkbox. You must check this for every domain/subdomain that you want to receive emails for. If you create a web site www.example.com and check "Default MX", then an MX record will be created for www.example.com, allowing to receive emails for user@www.example.com. If you want to have an MX record for example.com, go to the Co-Domains tab and check "Default MX" for the Co-Domain example.com.

But it might be easier not to use the "Default MX" checkboxes and create your MX records in the DNS Manager. That's how I do it. I always create an A record like mail.example.com, and then an MX record for example.com pointing to mail.example.com.


Quote:

Originally Posted by miha1978
> Please enter the IP address of the ISPConfig web: E.g.
> 192.168.0.1 <--I put a fixed IP address of my machine running
> (in my case is 80.253.170.37) is that okay because all that
> forum guys confuse me

You must use the IP address you see for eth0 when you run
Code:

ifconfig


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