[Guide] Setting up a free secondary DNS


#1

As some domains need two unique nameservers and MiaB supports secondary DNS Servers, I took a look at some free secondary DNS hoster and wrote a short tutorial how to set them up.

I’ve posted it here on my site: Setting up a free secondary DNS for Mail-in-a-Box

It works quite well for me since about two month. As a matter of fact my site runs very well with the described setup.

Greets Marc


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#2

Nice! I will add a link from the Mail-in-a-Box Setup Guide and also from within the control panel.


#3

Maybe it’s more useful to merge it into the main website? If you like that I could adapt my guide to the style of http://mailinabox.email.

Greets Marc


#4

Wow, thats just amazing. Safed me a little bit of time and another post here on the forum. Thanks @m4rcs.

Great idea, I missed that there. Or did I just overlook it?!

Edit: Okay, I praised the tutorial too early. I could not make it. Will try tomorrow again.


#5

Hello! I tried this guide, added one buddyns as a secondary dns server. Delegation is OK, however there is an error:

Could not fetch zone from X.X.X.X. See AXFR setup to fix this. X.X.X.X is my MIAB server, configured as a primary DNS server. I manually updated

allow-transfer {
# allow ALL the following addresses! BuddyNS employs them all.
173.244.206.26; # a.transfer.buddyns.com
88.198.106.11; # b.transfer.buddyns.com
# uncomment these for IPv6:
2607:f0d0:1005:72::100;
2a01:4f8:d12:d01::10:100;
};
# Ignore this if you did not restrict queries with allow-query: allow queries from BuddyNS hosts
allow-query { 173.244.206.25; 173.244.206.26; 88.198.106.11; 2607:f0d0:1005:72::100; 2a01:4f8:d12:d01::10:100; };

I restarted the named service, but still getting this error.

Any suggestions?


#6

You should not modify the configurations of your box by hand. Check if you added the secondary name server correctly on Admin -> System -> Custom DNS -> Using a Secondary Nameserver.


#7

Thanks @m4rcs, I’m using puck.nether.net as a secondary DNS. No issues so far.


#8

Hi, https://www.geekdns.org/ is another free ns2 provider. If you have problem with your current service, maybe you should try them.


#9

I second Puck, it is recommended in the docs and I have had zero issues with several domains.


#10

I’ve only just come to this thread, but I’d like to give kudos to @m4rcs
Although my registrar doesn’t complain, it’s nice to have the redundancy in DNS in place so I set this up myself.

Like others I’m also using puck as it supports DNSSEC

Tim


#11

404 on the link to guide here.


#12

Yes, unfortunately. If you need help with this, please start a new thread. :slight_smile:


#13

I also need the guide :slight_smile: I’m starting that new thread. Please help if you can.