AXFR notifies?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by manarak, May 20, 2009.

  1. manarak

    manarak New Member

    I am forced to use AXFR to notify an external DNS server.

    I inscribed the external DNS server's IP in the field "allow zone transfers", but somehow the transfers don't seem successful, because the external server never heard about my domain.

    I check mydns.conf, and it says AXFR-allow: yes

    did I miss something?
  2. manarak

    manarak New Member

    if I do
    #mydns -d -v

    I get:
  3. manarak

    manarak New Member

    my previous post is dumb.

    Obviously, I have to stop the service before running it.

    After stopping mydns and doing mydns -d -v again, it showed no errors: "listening on 4 addresses"

    How can I check if the notifies are really sent to the other server or not?
  4. manarak

    manarak New Member

    any idea how I could diagnose the problem?
  5. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  6. manarak

    manarak New Member


    modifying a query in mydns-ng shouldn't be difficult.

    where is that file?

    alternatively, I could also modify DNS_SOA column attributes and ISPConfig to set that active=1 value
  7. manarak

    manarak New Member

    I can't find the program... is that in a compiled file?
    How to fix that?

    The last intervention in the Sourceforge bug tracker is from march... *shudder*

    Should I get another DNS server to work with ISPConfig 3?
  8. manarak

    manarak New Member

    err... in this thread they say that switching to mydns-ng is a solution?

    But I think I use mydns-ng... How do I check which version I use?
  9. manarak

    manarak New Member

    ok, I manually changed the value in the DNS_SOA table to 1.

    But still no joy, there are no notifies going out.

    How can I trigger a notify manually?
  10. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Try to restart mydns.
  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Basically you can use any dns server even bind, but you will have to write a plugin for ispconfig that writes the bind config files based on the database content. For mydns there is no such plugin nescessary as mydns is able to read the data directly from the database withot the need of extra config files.
  12. manarak

    manarak New Member

    I already tried that - it does not seem to send the notifies.

    Is there any way I can check on my server if the notifies are being sent?

    I also tried to change a timer setting in DNS settings and leave active alone, but ISPConfig overwrites the active field even if I made no changes to it.

    How to trigger a notify? Is there a shell command to do it?
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  13. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    You might want to ask this in the mydns-ng mailing list as I'am not a mydns developer and dont know the sourcecode of mydns.
  14. manarak

    manarak New Member

    yes, but you know what ISPConfig does when the DNS config is changed.

    somehow MyDNS must know that a change has been made, in order to send the notify.

    Does ISPConfig do something else besides writing the new DNS setting into the DB?
    Is there a trigger-field somewhere, like "these DNS settings have changed, please send a notify"?
  15. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, it just writes the changes to the DB.
  16. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Last edited: May 23, 2009
  17. manarak

    manarak New Member

    thank you - I'll try that.
    (can't write much with my fat fingers on my netbook)
  18. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

  19. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    short update on that. It seems to have been fixed in mydns- Which mydns version do you use? My other post with the link from the mydns mailink┬┤glist is still worth a try.

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