4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 18, 2013 4:13 PM by MagicMikeUK
MagicMikeUK Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Does anyone know where I might find a picture/screenshot of Snow Leopard Server DNS setup for more than one Domain, I'm obviously missing something from all that I have read and my mind is in a whirl, a picture/screenshot of DNS set up for multiple domains would be far more help for me as I'm currently suffering from "information overload".  Any help would be most appreciated.

 

** Mike **


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Mini 2.5 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 4Gb, 2x500Gb
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (12,980 points)

    Create a second zone?   A DNS zone is usually a single domain or single subdomain.

     

    If that's not clear, what DNS documentation are you reading, and what about it is confusing you?

  • MagicMikeUK Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    It's what entries I need to put in the other DNS zones, is it A Rec or CName or both ?, I've read so many different things aboiut DNS but still find it hard to get my head round all of the intircacies, luckily my main one I managed to get working okin the past, it's the new ones [2 of them] that I need to get up and running. As I say, a picture would be VERY helpful.

     

    ** Mike **

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (12,980 points)

    To verify local DNS, launch Terminal.app on the server, and issue the non-destructive, diagnostic command:

     

    sudo changeip -checkhostname

     

    To set up DNS and for better or worse, you need to know what the A IPv4 and AAAA IPv6 machine records are, and what the CNAME alias records are.   Tersely, the A records are the canonical names for the hosts; the names of the machines.  The CNAMES are secondary names; aliases.

     

    Here are details on configuring OS X Server DNS.

     

    That applies to 10.6, and — if you check the show-all-records stuff — also to 10.7 and later.

     

    If you have questions on what's written there, ask.

     

    Sorry, no pictures.

  • MagicMikeUK Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Ok, once again I have to thank you Mr.H .... it took a while for this old git to read through your missive, but, in the end, I got the other zones set up and, by forcing clients to look at "ONLY" my own DNS, everything now works as it should.

     

    ** Mike **