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I got a server that have inherited and use Plesk to configure a bunch of stuff.
I would like to use a custom domain on Tumblr and for that I need to create a A rule in bind.
So far my attempts have failed.

I have a master zone define in named.conf as follow:

zone "" {
    type master;
    file "";
    allow-transfer {

and the zone is defined like that:

; *** This file is automatically generated by Plesk ***
    @   IN  SOA  (
            1277724944  ; Serial
            10800   ; Refresh
            3600    ; Retry
            604800  ; Expire
            300 )   ; Minimum 10800      IN NS       IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]      IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]      IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]         IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]       IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]       IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]         IN A
*        IN A    [SERVER IP ADDRESS]
*        IN CNAME      IN CNAME      IN CNAME      IN MX  10      IN TXT  "v=spf1 +a +mx -all"         IN NS

I have the mapping done on Tumblr IP ( IN A I think that having th ip in the zone master definition might be one of the problem but I don't really know bind.

And it's a live server so I can't screw too much with it.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Update: I also don't have access to the domain provider (which is if it has anything to do with it.

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May I suggest using this free online tool to help you debug where the problem is.

In bind9 you could use names or IP addresses to define DNS entries and you can use * wild-card as well so, I can't see the problem in this zone configuration.

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I use dig which should (and does) give me the same results. Thanks anyway for the help. – stunti Feb 11 '11 at 18:38
I found the problem. My dns server wasn't used properly and it was dns server that was doing the resolution. anyway it's fixed. Thanks – stunti Feb 14 '11 at 4:50

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