Is ISPconfig not creating the right A Records for me?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by shiidii, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. shiidii

    shiidii New Member

    I'm running an Ubuntu Dapper server, and I've spent a lot of time trying to figure out the MX records.
    In ispconfig, I have set the folowing settings in the DNSmanager

      IP-Adresse  	  Hostname  	  www  	  mailserver 
      Mailserver  	  Hostname  	  
    Then I run it through pingability and get this error
    "The MX record value '' does not have an IP Address (A) record. You should add one."
    Where would I go to manually check to see if the A record has been made?
    I checked the configurations in the bind directory and the A records correctly give mailserver the right IP.

    Edit - I swore I made this thread in the ISP config forum.. :D
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2007
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. shiidii

    shiidii New Member

    Thanks for the reply. I didn't set up my own NS, I am using Godaddy's NS to point to my IP as I don't have two IPs to do this, just one. Is this the problem?

    Or is it because I changed Godaddy's MX records to point to my mx record about 30 hours ago. would you recommend I wait another 12 hours to see if that is the problem?
  4. Ben

    Ben ISPConfig Developer ISPConfig Developer

    You can take a look at and check the SOA for your zone's TTL.
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If you use external DNS servers for your domain, then it doesn't make sense to create DNS records for that domain in ISPConfig (because your ISPConfig server is not authoritative for your domain).

    Your MX record looks ok now, but you don't have an A record for I think it's a good idea to change that.

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