Setting up DNS using named.conf

Discussion in 'Linux VPS/Dedicated - General' started by mreider, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. mreider

    mreider New Member

    Hi there...

    I am interested in using my servers as primary / secondary DNS, instead of using another DNS service.

    I looked at this page for examples / help:

    So far so good.

    But my two IP addresses are for the same box. So how can I set up master / slave named.conf files? Any help appreciated.

  2. mreider

    mreider New Member

    Ok, second questions... figured out the first...

    I am coming up to speed on the DNS stuff, and realized that all I need to do with the above question is just eliminate the slave DNS entry, but that means I'll have no secondary DNS which is not a great idea.

    Here's my second question then...

    I don't want to pay for DNS outside of If I transfer domains to, will they take care of reverse lookups so mail won't bounce - how would they handle the secondary DNS? Is this automatically integrated if I get Cpanel or Plesk through them (right now I just edit everything myself using SSH.

    Thanks :)

  3. Dan

    Dan Moderator

    Hello Matt,

    Knownhost will of course configure RDNS for your main IP no problem.

    There is no secondary DNS and to my knowledge very few if any hosts have this service. I agree it would be a huge benefit but as far as I know the only way to go about it is through a third party.

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