DNS zone delegation (sub domain delegation)

Discussion in 'Linux VPS - Plesk' started by complexnumber, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. complexnumber

    complexnumber New Member

    Has anyone tried to delegate a sub domain to an entirely different server?

    I'm wondering if there's a way to do this easily from within plesk.

    I have Plesk 8.6

  2. khiltd

    khiltd New Member

    Not a Plesk expert, but generally speaking, anything significantly more complicated than basic A and CNAME record creation in BIND needs to be done in the zone files manually. There's just no good way to slap a pretty interface on that stuff that would make any sense.
  3. complexnumber

    complexnumber New Member

    I agree on that, now that I think about it, what I really need to do is figure out how plesk manages BIND files so that any changes I make don't get overwritten.
  4. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hi complexnumber,

    I'm not on Plesk but cPanel and it never overwrites the DNS zones. Even if I use it's interface to modify a zone file my edits will remain. I would hope Plesk would do the same as that would cause a lot of people some serious heartache.
  5. khiltd

    khiltd New Member

    Your safest bet is to put all of your changes in a separate file which you include from the main one. That way if Plesk does obliterate your changes, it's only going to be a single, easily recreated "include" statement.

    Keeping the whole /etc directory under version control is also usually a pretty good idea.

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