DNS/CNAME issue

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by baronw, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. baronw

    baronw New Member

    I created a box to run ispconfig with the name (not real) box1.domain.com

    then after all was installed I made a new site called domain.com and had the wizard create MX record and all other appropriate DNS entries. (MX is pointed to box1.domain.com)
    ***all same IP address
    Now www work but testing email from outside I get:

    Looking up IP address for box1.domain.com.
    There is no A record for box1.domain.com..

    First off did I mess up by naming the box in the same domain name the site is?

    Anyway I figure I could add a CNAME box1 to www and all is well but that does not work.

    I even tested making up a fictitious A record (which resolves from outside) but when I add a cname..that does not work either.

    I went into the bind conf dir and looked at the PTR for that domain and the syntax was:

    box1 CNAME www.
    (including the period)

    I tried a variety of ways taking off the period and adding the IN according to the bind how-to's.

    Is there something I am missing or an easy way to just resolve box1.domain.com to the outside ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    you can't use a CNAME for an MX record.
     
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If it's no real (registered) domain, that it can't be resolved from outside.
     
  4. baronw

    baronw New Member

    it is a real domain.

    Its registered at godaddy with the name servers pointed to this box.
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What does the zone file look like?
     

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