Prevent unwanted DNS A record

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by SupuS, May 6, 2008.

  1. SupuS

    SupuS HowtoForge Supporter

    Hi Falko and Till

    I found unwanted behaviour if CNAME record is created .. for example:

    I have domain with many subdomains ( , , etc. ..) which pointing to few different servers (, .. so I decided make it as CNAME .. so I have:

    A records:
    123.456.789.101 -
    123.456.789.102 -
    123.456.789.103 -

    CNAME records:
    first -
    seccond -
    dog -
    cat -
    animals -


    In this case is necessary uncheck "Create DNS record" in web setting and everything is ok .. but if somebody unfortunately check this field (yes it is possible .. I know it :rolleyes: ) for than ispconfig create A record for it. Now we have A record for and CNAME record too without any warning. Finnaly DNS server cannot handle and ends with SERVFAIL.

    # host
    Host not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

    So what I want to say .. :)

    It would be nice if somebody try to check "Create DNS record" for subdomain with CNAME record than ispconfig tell him about this problem.

    Thanks for attention :)
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I've added this to our bugtracker.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator

    I've just fixed this. :)
  4. SupuS

    SupuS HowtoForge Supporter

    Great :) Thank you for your work Falko

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