Delay in domain name recognition

Discussion in 'General' started by mmckenna, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. mmckenna

    mmckenna New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm just wondering if there is a way to reduce the time between creating a site in an ISPConfig server and for it to be recognised as a valid address on a client machine. I am using a local host server which is running nginx. At present I have to restart bind on my server and flush my DNS on a client machine in order to get the site recognised.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    The bind restart is not required as bind is restarted / reloaded automatically when the domain gets created in dns. The issue is caused by the dns cache on your client machine or by a caching dns server which is used by your client computer to resolve names. A dns record has a field "ttl" which sets the time that caching servers hold a domain name in its cache vbefore they query your master dns server again. So if you set ttl to a smaller number, the changes will get recognized faster.
  3. mmckenna

    mmckenna New Member

    Thanks Till, I'll have a look at reducing the ttl, makes sense.

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