Installing PowerDNS (With MySQL Backend) And Poweradmin On CentOS 5.2 - Page 2

On the next screen the installer asks you to execute a MySQL query. We don't have to do that because we've done something similar in chapter 3 already (the two GRANT statements) so we are set. Click on Go to step 6:

Click on Go to step 7:

The installation is now finished...

... but for security reasons we must delete the install directory:

rm -fr /var/www/html/poweradmin/install/

Now you can go to or and log in with the username admin and the password you created during the installation:

This is how the Poweradmin web interface looks:

To create a zone, go to Add master zone and fill in the domain name (e.g. You can already fill in the IP addresses for the www A record ("webserver") and the MX record ("mailserver") for that zone. If you leave the Create zone without applying records-template checkbox unchecked, Poweradmin will automatically create some NS, A (e.g. www) and MX records for that zone:

Go to List zones afterwards. You should now see the new zone there, and it already has eight records. Click on the edit icon to see these eight records:

These are the records that are created automatically unless you check the Create zone without applying records-template checkbox when you create a zone. You can now edit them or add and delete records:

Of course, you can as well create all records one-by-one manually - just leave the IP address fields empty and check the Create zone without applying records-template checkbox on the Add master zone page:

On the List zones page you will see that the new zone has just one record (the SOA record). Click on the edit icon...

... and then on Add record to add further records, ...

..., e.g. NS records...

... and A records (e.g. for (leave the Name field empty!) and

... and MX records:

To create PTR records, go to the Add master zone page and create a zone called (leave the IP address fields empty and check the Create zone without applying records-template checkbox):

To create a PTR record that points from the IP to, create a record under List zones and fill in in the Name field (that's the IP in reverse order) and in the Content field:

After you've created your records, you can check them with the dig command (see

man dig

for more details), e.g. as follows:

dig @localhost mx

[root@server1 ~]# dig @localhost mx

; <<>> DiG 9.3.4-P1 <<>> @localhost mx
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 46586
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

;                   IN      MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:            86400   IN      MX      10

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:       86400   IN      A

;; Query time: 44 msec
;; WHEN: Thu Jan 15 18:54:35 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 66

[root@server1 ~]#


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From: Dayo at: 2009-01-28 14:34:52

I love your tutorials. I used your BackupPC tutorial to set up a production server. And I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a PowerDNS+LDAP Backend tutorial from you. :-)

From: Harish at: 2013-07-17 17:08:47

Nice link, very helpful...

It works successfully for me

Anyone can follow this..

Thanks a lot..  :)