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Introduction

 

FASTPANEL®supports synchronization with third-party DNS servers and also allows to set up a DNS service on a local server Master/Slave including

DNS-server set up options

 

FASTPANEL® supports local BIND9 based DNS server installation. This option will become available after installing a corresponding application in the “Applications” section.


Standalone Name Server:

  

After BIND9 is installed, FASTPANEL configure DNS server as a Master server.

It is important to note that for this scenario, as it is required by most domain registrars, a second IP address assigned to the server is essential.

How does it work?

When a domain is being added to FASTPANEL, NS records will be generated based on available IP addresses which can be used by default.

 

Pros of using this scenario:

  • Easy to setup
  • Saving on the number of slave servers.

Cons of using this scenario:

  • No DNS query balancing
  • Poor fault tolerance due to the use of one server 

Server configuration in Master/Slave mode

 

To set up this configuration at least two servers with FASTPANEL® installed are required. One server will become Master Server, the second will become Slave Server accordingly.

 

After BIND9 is installed on both servers from “Application” section, go to “DNS Account Settings” on the Slave Server, go to the “Slave” tab and click “Token” button.

This action will generate a token that has to be saved as it will become required on Master Server setup.

Then on Master Server go to “DNS account settings” and click “Add” button.

In the opened window specify the following parameters:

  • Name - account name
  • Token - token from the Slave server
  • Host - Slave server IP address

 

When saved a connection between servers will be configured. In the “Slave” tab on the Master server, you will see your Slave server.

On the Slave server, a “Master” tab will appear containing your Master account name.

How does it work?

Just like with the standalone FASTPANEL mode NS records will be generated based on IP addresses of Master and Slave servers that can be used as default.

 

Pros of using this scenario:

  • DNS query balancing
  • Fault tolerance due to the use of two servers

Cons of using this scenario:

  • This requires at least two servers

How to disable Master/Slave sync?

 

In order to disable Master/Slave sync, it is required to remove Master and Slave DNS accounts on both servers.

Setting up synchronization with an external DNS-server

 

Setting up synchronization with an external DNS-server requires DNS-account creation.

DNS account setup is done in “DNS accounts settings” subsection of “Basic” section of the Side Menu

 

In order to add a new account click “Add” button.

To create a DNS account that can sync with an internal DNS server it is required to specify the following data:

  • Account name
  • Account type FASTVPS or Vscale DNS servers
  • Your DNS server login
  • You DNS account password
  • Token - only available when connecting to Vscale

 

How to create an account to sync with Vscale?

 

To create an account that can sync with Vscale DNS servers it is required to get a token in Vscale account. You can learn about how to get a token in the official Vscale manual.

Next in DNS-account creation window select Vscale type and past the token received.

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