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  • Verifing DNS is setup correctly

    Hello,

    Is there a way to verify that the DNS is setup correctly? Just nervious before I do the switch.


    Thanks.

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    euser,

    If you're using the InterWorx-CP box itself as a DNS server you can do a few things to make sure that it's serving DNS and serving it correctly.

    Let's assume your InterWorx-CP server's IP Address was 66.118.161.151, by just running a few command I can check to see that that server is doing what it should.

    Also, for the sake of example let's assume that you are hosting "nexcess.net" on your server. To make sure all is well with DNS you'd just do the following on almost any unix box (and some windows boxes):

    Code:
    [root@urnvios SPECS]# nslookup
    Note:  nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases.
    Consider using the `dig' or `host' programs instead.  Run nslookup with
    the `-sil[ent]' option to prevent this message from appearing.
    > server 66.118.161.151
    Default server: 66.118.161.151
    Address: 66.118.161.151#53
    > nexcess.net
    Server:         66.118.161.151
    Address:        66.118.161.151#53
    
    Name:   nexcess.net
    Address: 69.56.137.22
    66.118.161.151 is responding to iterative DNS queries and is reporting the IP address for nexcess.net as 69.56.137.22, which is correct.

    Now, as long as the domain record for nexcess.net references 66.118.161.151 as 1 of its DNS servers then all should be well.

    Chris
    Chris Wells
    InterWorx L.L.C. | http://interworx.com
    InterWorx Control Panel

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