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What I want to do is to make my domain name resolve using my own nameservers.

I got 3 VPSes, all running debian and a domain name, mydomain.com

2 VPS are nameservers and 1 is a webserver.

At my registrar i've put my domain name to DNS only and changed the nameservers to my two own nameservers.

On my first nameserver I've installed Bind9 and configured as follows.

named.conf.local

zone"mydomain.com" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/zones/mydomain.com.zone";
};

zone "x.x.x.x.in-addr.arpa" {
type master;
file "/etc/bind/zones/rev.x.x.x.x.in-addr.arpa";
};

/etc/bind/zones/mydomain.com.zone

mydomain.com. IN SOA ns3.mydomain.com. admin.mydomain.com. (
2006071801
28800
3600
604800
38400)

mydomain.com. IN NS ns3.mydomain.com.
mydomain.com. IN NS ns4.mydomain.com.
www           IN A  1.2.3.4 //my third VPS which is a webserver
ns3           IN A  x.x.x.x //this nameserver ip, should it be localhost?
ns4           IN A  x.x.x.x //my 2nd VPS nameserver ip
@             IN A 1.2.3.4

/etc/bind/zones/rev.x.x.x.x.in-addr.arpa

@ IN SOA ns3.mydomain.com. admin.mydomain.com. (
  2006071801; 
  28800; 
  604800; 
  604800; 
  86400); 

IN NS ns3.mydomain.com.
2 IN PTR mydomain.com

When i run nslookup www.mydomain.com the response is

Server: x.x.x.x //which points to the neighbourhood of my VPS provider
Address: x.x.x.x#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: www.mydomain.com
Address: x.x.x.x //this is the actual ip of my VPS webserver

So it seems to be working? I can't resolve via my webbrowser, am I just waiting for propagation or is there somethings missing?

Thanks in advance for any help or insightful advice.

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  • What's the domain? Can't really check for DNS brokenness if I don't know what to look for :) Nov 11, 2012 at 18:26
  • epnddns.com is the domain :)
    – Thuy
    Nov 11, 2012 at 18:43
  • I edited my post to make things a bit clearer.
    – Thuy
    Nov 11, 2012 at 18:48
  • You should probably delete the whole in-addr.arpa stuff. Most VPS providers do not delegate you this tree so it's useless.
    – bortzmeyer
    Nov 12, 2012 at 8:43

2 Answers 2

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http://ip.seveas.net/dnsgraph/png/www.epnddns.com/?skip_.=on&show_A=Show

http://ip.seveas.net/dnsgraph/png/epnddns.com/?skip_.=on&show_A=Show

So ns3 is working correctly, but ns4 is not responding. You also forgot to add an A record for the domain. Something like:

@           IN A  x.x.x.x //my third VPS which is a webserver

The @ means: the domain, not a subdomain of it.

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  • So basiclly i need to add @ IN A x.x.x.x so I have a www IN A 1.2.3.4 and @ IN A 1.2.3.4 record? Also fixing the ns4 server, gimme a sec :)
    – Thuy
    Nov 11, 2012 at 19:04
  • Okay I edited my inital post to reflect my change with the @ record. I copied my settings to ns4, restarted bind and the nslookup gives me the same result as ns3 now. Does things seem correct now?
    – Thuy
    Nov 11, 2012 at 19:22
  • All looks ok now :) Nov 11, 2012 at 19:48
  • Awesome! Thanks a lot for the help and that webpage it looks rather helpful, it works perfectly now :)
    – Thuy
    Nov 11, 2012 at 20:10
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Also, for a list of online tools to test your DNS zone, see http://www.bortzmeyer.org/tests-dns.html

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