Get Help:Ask a Question in our Forums|Report a Bug|More Help Resources
Last post Dec 29, 2008 07:06 PM by Server_Hostage
Apr 25, 2008 08:36 AM|LINK
So, I'm setting up a hosting for my clients who are hosting companies and they require custom NS servers each.
1. Is it possible to have multiple ns servers on one mahcine?
I will presume it is an proceed with questions.
So, I have installed DNS service feature and now I need guidance of what to do next to make my ns1.dnsdomain.com and ns2.dnsdomain.com work as nameservers.
I have registered ns1.dnsdomain.com and ns2.dnsdomain.com within my registrar. Now, setting up things on server.
I now have set up a new Primary zone, a Forward Lookup Zone with the name "dnsdomain.com" and inside I have created two (2) A records: "ns1" and "ns2" which point each to it's own IP address.
So, now, I don't know how to proceed? - How to edit the zone properties and what do I need to do for each website I am hosting on the same server.
I have opened Properties of the zone and there in SOA record tab I have Serial number field which is 1, and Primary server which is some cryptic name.
In NameServers tab I have one entry which is a cryptic name for FQDN and IP address is unknown.
Please assist what do I need to do with those entries and for hsoted websites entries for websites that will use the first domain as their nameservers.
Sep 04, 2008 07:18 PM|LINK
When you're setting up a name server, it is bound to an IP address. You will have primary zones established. You will also need to go to a site like network solutions to get your DNS servers listed with the domain. You can also have a single DNS server
with a single domain and have your sites set up through that to use your name server for each domain. It cuts down on time and making sure you have everything working. You, though, will probably need a second server to server as your ns2. For example, if
you have ns1.williamswebsolutions.net, it is not advisable to have ns2.williamswebsolutions.net on the same machine.
www.dnsstuff.com can you out with understanding and testing DNS servers well.
We can assist you further with more hands on or use the site linked above to help. :)
Dec 29, 2008 07:06 PM|LINK
You can point any number of DNS servers to an IP that serves as a domain name server. This isn't a problem at all.
You need to do a couple of things here:
Open port 53 (upd) on your firewall
Define a test domain and point it to the name servers (these need to be real name servers not just a records)
Check it with a tool like www.dnsstuff.com that will show the full traversal of the dns lookup
Make sure that the dns lookup queries the root servers and is directed to 1 of your name servers in order to get a response.