Difference between Godaddy Hosts and total DNS control?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by unsichtbare, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    O.K, before I stumbled across the excellent tutorial on using GoDaddy Total DNS control, I used the view/modify detail link at the bottom of the GoDaddy hosts summary section to create ns1.506birch.com and ns2.506birch.com and point them at my static IP.

    Then in the Nameservers section of my domain name (FQDN is 506birch.com) I assigned ns1.506birch.com and ns2.506birch.com respectively as nameservers.

    I also set ns1.506birch.com and ns2.506birch.com as nameservers in ISP Config > Management > Settings > DNS.

    Does this procedure have a substantially different effect form the procedures outlined in the tutorial on Total DNS Control? Should I just re-do it using the tutorial?

    -John

    P.S. Output of dig from remote host

    Code:
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> ns1.506birch.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 24335
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 1
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;ns1.506birch.com.              IN      A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    ns1.506birch.com.       172800  IN      A       24.121.64.47
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    506birch.com.           172800  IN      NS      ns2.506birch.com.
    506birch.com.           172800  IN      NS      ns1.506birch.com.
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    ns2.506birch.com.       172800  IN      A       24.121.64.47
    
    ;; Query time: 131 msec
    ;; SERVER: 208.109.96.1#53(208.109.96.1)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Oct 19 22:09:59 2007
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 98
    
    [[email protected] ~]# dig ns2.506birch.com
    
    ; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> ns2.506birch.com
    ;; global options:  printcmd
    ;; Got answer:
    ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 6270
    ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 2, ADDITIONAL: 1
    
    ;; QUESTION SECTION:
    ;ns2.506birch.com.              IN      A
    
    ;; ANSWER SECTION:
    ns2.506birch.com.       172768  IN      A       24.121.64.47
    
    ;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
    506birch.com.           172768  IN      NS      ns1.506birch.com.
    506birch.com.           172768  IN      NS      ns2.506birch.com.
    
    ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
    ns1.506birch.com.       172768  IN      A       24.121.64.47
    
    ;; Query time: 10 msec
    ;; SERVER: 208.109.96.1#53(208.109.96.1)
    ;; WHEN: Fri Oct 19 22:10:31 2007
    ;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 98
    
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2007
  2. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    A clarification of the previous post

    ISP Config seems like it would be perfect for my hosting requirements, but I just can’t seem to get it working. I am going on my 4th local installation, and have read back about 4 months in the forums, and still don’t know quite what to do.

    The basic problem is that domain names don’t resolve outside of my local network. If you enter either of the two names in question: www.506birch.com or www.headgallery.com in a browser, it reports “page not found” and if you ping either one of these, it tries to ping my inside (private) IP address 192.168.55.20.

    Here is a detailed description of what I have done so far:

    I installed ISP Config using The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) and followed the instructions to the letter. I named my server “506birch” and my FQDN which is registered with GoDaddy is 506birch.com. This makes my server 506birch.506birch.com. My internal server IP is 192.168.55.20, while the static IP of my Linksys router is 24.121.64.47 and I have both port forwarding and DMZ enabled to 192.168.55.20.

    ISP Config works perfectly from both the private and public IP addresses https://my.ip.add.res:81 and I have specified the following settings:

    Management > Settings > Server > IP address = 192.168.55.20
    Management > Settings > DNS > ns1.506birch.com & ns2.506birch.com

    And I have created the domain 506birch.com:

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    With the following DNS settings:

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    Then I went to my GoDaddy control panel and set up two new “hosts”:

    NS1.506BIRCH.COM=24.121.64.47 & NS2.506BIRCH.COM=24.121.64.47

    And then set the Custom Nameservers to those hosts for both 506birch.com and headgallery.com:

    Nameserver1=NS1.506BIRCH.COM
    Nameserver2=NS2.506BIRCH,COM

    Any help or ideas on where I messed up sure would be appreciated.

    -John
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Go to ISPConfig's DNS Manager and replace the private IP addresses with your public IP address.
     
  4. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Thanks! It's done and made 506birch.com was instantly ping-able. I will wait awhile to see if sites start to resolve.

    Do I need to do this on each domain after it is created or is there a way to automate the process server-wide?

    -John
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If your server is using a private IP address, then the "Create DNS" and "Create DNS-MX" records will use the private IP address for the DNS records (because the system doesn't know your public IP). In this case I'd advise against using these options and recommend to create DNS records directly in the DNS Manager.
     
  6. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    I think I am beginning to understand. Thanks a bunch for your prompt assistance. I can now ping, and my sites are resolving to http://mysite.com but not to www.mysite.com. I thought with an a-record of www exactally the opposite would be true.

    My Settings DNS for 506birch.com are now:

    domain (SOA) = 506birch.com
    IP Address = 24.121.64.47
    Nameserver 1 = ns1.506birch.com
    Nameserver 2 = ns2.506birch.com

    Records:

    IP-Adresse Hostname
    24.121.64.47 ns1
    24.121.64.47 ns2
    24.121.64.47 www

    My Settings DNS for headgallery.com are now:

    domain (SOA) = headgallery.com
    IP Address = 24.121.64.47
    Nameserver 1 = ns1.506birch.com
    Nameserver 2 = ns2.506birch.com

    Records:

    IP-Adresse Hostname
    24.121.64.47 www
     
  7. unsichtbare

    unsichtbare Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Everything works now, thanks for the great advice!

    -John
     

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