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shiidii 29th July 2006 12:35

Is ISPconfig not creating the right A Records for me?
 
Hi,
I'm running an Ubuntu Dapper server, and I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out the MX records.
In ispconfig, I have set the folowing settings in the DNSmanager

Code:

  A
  IP-Adresse            Hostname
  203.30.71.26            www
  203.30.71.26            mailserver

  CNAME

  MX
  Mailserver            Hostname
  mailserver.aaa-paints.com

Then I run it through pingability and get this error
http://pingability.com/zoneinfo.jsp?...aaa-paints.com
"The MX record value 'mailserver.aaa-paints.com' does not have an IP Address (A) record. You should add one."
Where would I go to manually check to see if the A record has been made?
I checked the configurations in the bind directory and the A records correctly give mailserver the right IP.

Edit - I swore I made this thread in the ISP config forum.. :D

falko 30th July 2006 13:59

This tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/ispconfig_dns_godaddy shows how to create DNS records in ISPConfig.

shiidii 30th July 2006 14:54

Thanks for the reply. I didn't set up my own NS, I am using Godaddy's NS to point to my IP as I don't have two IPs to do this, just one. Is this the problem?

Or is it because I changed Godaddy's MX records to point to my mx record about 30 hours ago. would you recommend I wait another 12 hours to see if that is the problem?

Ben 30th July 2006 16:08

You can take a look at www.dnsstuff.com and check the SOA for your zone's TTL.

falko 31st July 2006 15:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by shiidii
Thanks for the reply. I didn't set up my own NS, I am using Godaddy's NS to point to my IP as I don't have two IPs to do this, just one.

If you use external DNS servers for your domain, then it doesn't make sense to create DNS records for that domain in ISPConfig (because your ISPConfig server is not authoritative for your domain).

Your MX record looks ok now, but you don't have an A record for dna-paints.com. I think it's a good idea to change that.


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