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I locate a dedicated server in a datacenter with no DNS Zone setup. Datacenter panel have 1 textfield only you can fill one Reverse DNS only. According with datacenter instructions here... [instructions]: http://www.wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/DNS-Reverse-DNS/en#How_can_I_assign_several_names_to_my_IP_address.2C_if_different_domains_are_hosted_on_my_server.3F How_can_I_assign_several_names_to_my_IP_address

...I need to install BIND9 in order to configure other records like CNAME and MX.

Ok, I've installed BIND9, created a Master Zone. And following this example, I put it in the Zone File: [example]: http://wiki.hetzner.de/index.php/DNS_Zonendatei/en example

$ttl 86400
@   IN  SOA ns1.first-ns.de. postmaster.robot.first-ns.de. (
            86400 )
@       IN  NS  ns1.first-ns.de.
@       IN  NS  robotns2.second-ns.de.
@       IN  NS  robotns3.second-ns.com.
localhost   IN  A
@       IN  A   144.86.786.651
www     IN  A   144.86.786.651
loopback    IN  CNAME   localhost

But when I point my domain to ns1.first-ns.de, DNS Register says "time out". Am I missing something?

I created a Master zone. Should it be a Slave zone?


include "/etc/bind/named.conf.options";
include "/etc/bind/named.conf.local";
include "/etc/bind/named.conf.default-zones";


options {
    directory "/var/cache/bind";
    dnssec-validation auto;
    auth-nxdomain no;    # conform to RFC1035
    listen-on-v6 { any; };


zone "mydomain.com" {
    type master;
    file "/var/lib/bind/mydomain.com.hosts";
    allow-update {any;};
    allow-transfer {any;};
    allow-query {any;};


zone "." {
    type hint;
    file "/etc/bind/db.root";

zone "localhost" {
    type master;
    file "/etc/bind/db.local";

zone "127.in-addr.arpa" {
    type master;
    file "/etc/bind/db.127";

zone "0.in-addr.arpa" {
    type master;
    file "/etc/bind/db.0";

zone "255.in-addr.arpa" {
    type master;
    file "/etc/bind/db.255";

Problem is that I'm moving my site, and can't update the new NS server due to a 'timeout' message when filling new datacenter NS. I'm filling:

MASTER: ns1.first-ns.de
SLAVE1: robotns2.second-ns.de
SLAVE2: robotns3.second-ns.com
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