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I need to know to what degree DNS is managed by Froxlor. I am using Bind9.

 

Is there a need to manually edit the named.conf, froxlor_bind.conf, named.conf.local and named.conf.options files?

 

Or will Froxlor automatically edit these files to make it sufficient as the admin to enter the nameserver's hostnames at Settings/Nameserver settings/Nameservers for Froxlor to get the domain names mapped to the IP address entered at Settings/System settings/IP-Address on the world wide web?

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It's automatic, you should check it before asking.

 

I need to know to what degree DNS is managed by Froxlor. I am using Bind9.

 

Is there a need to manually edit the named.conf, froxlor_bind.conf, named.conf.local and named.conf.options files?

 

Or will Froxlor automatically edit these files to make it sufficient as the admin to enter the nameserver's hostnames at Settings/Nameserver settings/Nameservers for Froxlor to get the domain names mapped to the IP address entered at Settings/System settings/IP-Address on the world wide web?

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It's automatic, you should check it before asking.

I did try to check this. After I entered a name server at "Server > Settings > Nameserver settings" I saw no changes in any of the .conf files at /etc/bind. And so that led to the question of this thread.

 

Prior to doing this I had followed the instructions at Server > Configuration where in the "Distribution" field I entered "Debian 5 (Lenny)" in the "Server" field I entered "Nameserver (DNS)" and in the "Daemon" field "Bind9".

 

I have found installation instructions at "http://files.syscp.org/docs/syscp-howto-etch/#id260739" that require some manual editing of files. But because I do not know what changes you have made I do not know how relevant this is to Froxlor. Also it is confusing because I do not know if these IP addresses:

allow-transfer {

12.34.56.78;

12.34.57.89;

};

are example IP addresses or actual ones everyone should use.

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They are shown in the Froxlor-Panel under "Configuration" -> "[your distro]" -> "Nameserver (DNS)" -> "Bind9"

 

Configuration is being generated in /etc/bind/froxlor_bind.conf and the folder /etc/bind/domains

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Also, keep in mind, that the config file are updated when the froxlor cronjob is being executed, so you may have to wait a few minutes or run cron manually.

 

Would it also work to use Froxlor's "Rebuild Config Files" menu item?

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This is solved. The Bind9 configuration files are changing now as expected. Something was wrong with cron. Its tasks weren't getting done. I redid the configurations under "other." The cron tasks got done after that. I did not know which configuration did it.

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