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.fr and DNS


Myatu
19-11-2012, 02:03
if you are using OVH's DNS servers, then I would, yes. If you are using your own, you'll have to fix it first

JohnWich
19-11-2012, 01:18
No, my domain is hosted with OVH. Should I contact them ?

Myatu
18-11-2012, 17:16
It depends on who is managing the DNS server. OVH inserts the SOA record automatically, so unless it was accidentally removed, I presume it would be on your VPS - are you hosting your own DNS servers?

JohnWich
18-11-2012, 11:50
Thanks for your answer.

Is this something I have to do on my VPS or in my OVH manager ?

Myatu
18-11-2012, 07:47
Quote Originally Posted by JohnWich
What is a SOA and how ca I fix it with my VPS ?
The SOA record is required for any domain served by the DNS, and contains among things the e-mail address of the person(s) responsible for maintaining it. In BIND9, the format looks like this:

Code:
mydomain.com.    IN    SOA   ns1.mydomain.com. johnwich.mydomain.com. (
                             2012111800 ; serial number (YYYYMMDDnn)
                             172800     ; refresh = 2d
                             900        ; update retry = 15m
                             1209600    ; expiry = 2w
                             3600       ; nxdomain ttl = 1h
                             )
The serial number is in a 4-digit Year, Month, Day format, plus a 2-digit number indicating the revision. So if you edit it the same day, the revision should become 01 (2012111801). Edit again, and it should becomes 02, and so forth.

The email address in the SOA example above is the johnwich.mydomain.com. entry. Note that the @ sign is replaced by a period (dot) sign - this is required.

The other values, such as the "nxdomain ttl" (time a computer should wait before it tries to look up [part of] a domain that was reported as "Non eXistent"), are indicated in seconds.

This website offers extensive help on the various DNS records and BIND9: http://www.zytrax.com/books/dns/ch8/soa.html - Hopefully that will help you.

JohnWich
18-11-2012, 06:31
I've used two DNS with differents ip but now I've got a new error message

Code:
DNS update failed. Fix the zone-check error, and relaunch the operation. The zone-check error is: Aucun enregistrement SOA présent sur le serveur
What is a SOA and how ca I fix it with my VPS ?

Myatu
11-11-2012, 10:04
It's the IP that needs to be different for the DNS server. So ns1.mydomainname.com could have 91.1.2.3 for example, whereas ns2.mydomainnname.com has 91.4.5.6 (as long as it is not 91.1.2.3, which is used by ns1 in this example).

JohnWich
11-11-2012, 07:31
Quote Originally Posted by Myatu
Ok. Afnic requires you to pass certain checks for .fr domain names: See http://www.afnic.fr/en/products-and-...ces/zonecheck/ - the results are in French, but you can pop the response in Google Translate (http://translate.google.com/#fr/en).

One requirement is that you have two DNS servers, each with a unique IP address. You cannot use a single DNS server, or two that point to the same IP.
My two DNS server for my VPS are :
ns1.mydomainname.com
ns2.mydomainname.com

So I need to have two totally different DNS for a .fr ?

Myatu
11-11-2012, 04:23
Ok. Afnic requires you to pass certain checks for .fr domain names: See http://www.afnic.fr/en/products-and-...ces/zonecheck/ - the results are in French, but you can pop the response in Google Translate (http://translate.google.com/#fr/en).

One requirement is that you have two DNS servers, each with a unique IP address. You cannot use a single DNS server, or two that point to the same IP.

JohnWich
11-11-2012, 03:14
Thanks for your answer I want to use my .fr with my VPS but when I'm trying to update the domain DNS I got the error message. I use a .com and a .co.uk with my VPS without any problems.

Do you have any idea on what to do to use my .fr with my VPS ?

Myatu
10-11-2012, 19:27
I'm a bit at loss as to what you are trying to accomplish. But the error message itself complains that the IP address you've used was not unique, if that's of any help.

JohnWich
10-11-2012, 10:29
Hello,

I have a .fr domain name with OVH but I'm having trouble chnaging the defautl DNS to use the domain on my VPS. I got the following error messaeg whentrying to change my DNS :

Code:
DNS update failed. Fix the zone-check error, and relaunch the operation. The zone-check error is: Toutes les adresses IP doivent être distinctes
Does anyone have any idea on how to fix it ?
Thanks for your help.