05 January 2011

DNS up and running...

GoDaddy has a restriction on all DNS servers that are hosted with them (from here):
Go Daddy prohibits the running of a public recursive DNS service on any Go Daddy server. All recursive DNS servers must be secured to allow only internal network access or a limited set of IP addresses. Go Daddy actively scans for the presence of public DNS services and reserves the right to remove any servers from the network that violate this restriction.

In order to do this, you should add to your named.conf (if your using named/bind) the following configuration lines:
allow-query { any; };
allow-recursion { 127.0.0.0/8; any.other.ip.address/mask; };

The "allow-query" will (guess what) allow all users to query the DNS server, while the "allow-recursion" will limit the queries to the domains that are not hosted on this DNS to the IPs specified in the list. Simple huh?

By the way, the DNS server host on the GoDaddy account is now up and running! http://intodns.com/alwayshere.net confirms that everything is ok...

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