Verifing DNS is setup correctly


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



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, 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 “” 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):

[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
Default server:

Address: is responding to iterative DNS queries and is reporting the IP address for as, which is correct.

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