I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 using ISPConfig. I followed the tutorial here http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_ubuntu_6.10. I set this up on two machines and I had no problems getting into ispconfig. I then worked through this tutorial on running my own dns servers http://www.howtoforge.com/ispconfig_dns_godaddy with the only exception being I am not using godaddy as my registrar. After an initial goof of running the primary and secondary servers on the same machine, I was able to run dig @ns1.hostmyvids.com any hostmyvids.com and here are my results: ; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> @ns1.hostmyvids.com any hostmyvids.com ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 47023 ;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;hostmyvids.com. IN ANY ;; ANSWER SECTION: hostmyvids.com. 86400 IN SOA ns1.hostmyvids.com. admin.hostmyvids.com. 2007010205 28800 7200 604800 86400 hostmyvids.com. 86400 IN NS ns1.hostmyvids.com. hostmyvids.com. 86400 IN NS ns2.hostmyvids.com. hostmyvids.com. 86400 IN MX 10 mail.hostmyvids.com. hostmyvids.com. 86400 IN A 22.214.171.124 ;; ADDITIONAL SECTION: mail.hostmyvids.com. 86400 IN A 126.96.36.199 ;; Query time: 12 msec ;; SERVER: 188.8.131.52#53(184.108.40.206) ;; WHEN: Wed Jan 3 07:59:04 2007 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 163 However, I am not consistently able to dig these records. I was just able to run dig @ns1.hostmyvids.com any www.hostmyvids.com and got some info back but, when I tried using mail.hostmyvids.com, I got ; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> @ns1.hostmyvids.com any mail.hostmyvids.com ; (1 server found) ;; global options: printcmd ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached Any ideas as to why it is sporadically working?