Old 18th June 2008, 01:07
wowwen wowwen is offline
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Question DNS Trouble

Hello everyone.

Ive just installed 2 debian etch servers with ispconfig. Everything went all right and i am able to run all task avabible on the web admin site.

But iam having some trouble. Iam using ispconfig to configure 1 domain. Since i will be using an external webserver and mailserver i will just use the dns manager part. Ive created an master zone for my domain where i point domain ip to my external webserver.

Ive also created an alias for the external webserver and it works fine. When i try to resolv the host everything works like it should. Both domainname and alias.

To the trouble. Ive created an a record for my mailserver and then created an mx pointer which points to my newly created A record. But those never start to work. When i use a dns query tool it says that no MX or A record is registred exept the one for the domain. A record =example.com

Since iam a windows administrator my knowledge of bind9 is terrible but the zone file looks like this.

NS ns1.example.com. ; Inet Address of name server 1
NS ns2.example.com. ; Inet Address of name server 2

mail.example.com MX 10 mail.example.com.

example.com. A
mail.example.com A

www CNAME example.com.


In my eyes, this looks like a working config, but like ive said, this is for sure not a bug, just badly configured by me.

"Ive replaced the real domainname with example ."

Any suggestions where i did wrong?
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Old 18th June 2008, 19:53
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mail.example.com MX 10 mail.example.com.
This is wrong. It means that you've created an MX record for email addresses like

What you want is either
example.com. MX 10 mail.example.com.
 MX 10 mail.example.com.
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