Self DNS / Godaddy

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sampson, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. sampson

    sampson New Member


    I ran through the Perfect server setup, Debian/Lenny, and am trying in vain to get DNS working.

    I am registered through Godaddy. I setup the domain to point to and I also added glue records that set ns1 and ns2 to my ip address.

    In ipconfig DNS:
    Allow transfers: [my ip address]

    Then under that zone added records:
    TYPE     NAME                      DATA
    A            [my ip address]
    But now, no external tools (dnscog, dig) indicate that the zone even exists. I cannot access the site (http, ping, traceroute, etc) through the domain name and cant ping the nameservers.

    Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

  2. sampson

    sampson New Member

  3. sampson

    sampson New Member

    Trying the settings in the above link do not appear to help.
  4. sampson

    sampson New Member

    This is really strange. I can now ping and, and even get to a "It Works!" page if I visit in my browser. However, I can not get to the site via or

    Can someone please help me out?
  5. charlesrg

    charlesrg New Member

    Dude this is easy to troubleshoot.

    If your server is your own DNS server just use dig

    dig @localhost

    dig @localhost

    If you want to check an external server for the answer do:

    dig @

    Remember that DNS cache's zones, so make sure your server is answering correct and the others will do when the cache expires.

    If you need to check for a A , NS or MX entry use:

    dig MX @
  6. sampson

    sampson New Member

    Yeah, I was doing all of that. Turns out, it was a silly issue that was preventing things from working: I had opened up port 53 on my firewall, but only TCP. Once I added 53 UDP to the allowed connections everything started working.


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