DNS Zone

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Pyanepsion, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Pyanepsion

    Pyanepsion Member

    • Debian 10
    • ISPConfig Version: 3.1dev single
    • Nginx
    I do not understand exactly what the ISPConfig DNS Zone tab does.
    Does it completely replace the DNS records management offered by the provider that hosts my server and provide me with the domain names, or is it only a help in configuring the DNS records offered by this provider?
  2. Steini86

    Steini86 Active Member

    You could run your own DNS server with ISPConfig. However, when playing with DNS, things can quickly be screwed up. If you don't "understand exactly" what it does, you probably don't want it.

    Imho one should stay with the providers DNS management until there is something which can only be solved with an own DNS server.
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  3. Pyanepsion

    Pyanepsion Member

    I am using the primary and secondary DNS zones of the provider.
    I enabled DNSSEC at the provider.
    The template proposed by the provider is based on the DNS records of its shared servers. I must modify it to fit my server.

    I have not understood if it is the simple fact of filling the fields of the DNS records in ISPConfig which takes over those of the supplier, or if there is in addition an action to be made (at the supplier or in ISPConfig ) to enable DNS registration fields in ISPConfig.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2019
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    There is tutorial on setting up DNS with ISPConfig, see my signature.
    However, you do not seem to understand the difference between running your own name servers and using name servers of your service provider.
    If you now use name servers of the provider, then using ISPConfig DNS tab is not possible. The information you enter to ISPConfig is not sent to your providers name servers.
    If you decide to use ISPConfig for setting up DNS name service, you need to get two name servers and register them as authoritative name servers for the domains you provide name service for.
    With command whois you can check which name servers are the authoritative ones for a domain. Like this:
    $ whois howtoforge.com |grep -i "name server"
       Name Server: KARL.NS.CLOUDFLARE.COM
    Name Server: karl.ns.cloudflare.com
    Name Server: melissa.ns.cloudflare.com
    Note that for some top level domains the format of name server lines may be different. for example nserver instead of "Name Server", so adjust accordingly.
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  5. Pyanepsion

    Pyanepsion Member

    Thanks, Taleman.:)

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