Knowledgebase : dns-engine
   

Problem:How do I backup or download my zone files? Solution:In this article it is assumed that you have already setup your dns zone using the portal. In addition you know your public IP address of the workstation you are currently using.In the portal you ...
Problem: I set up an MX record and my mail doesn't work, why? Solution: The most common mistake is to set up an MX record, without setting up an IP address for the mail host. For example you create a MX record called mail.example.com for the do...
Problem:What is an "A" record?Solution: An "A" record, also called an "address" record, links a human readable name (e.g. www.example.com) to a computer IP address. There are three values that must be specified for an A re...
Problem: What is an "CNAME" record? Solution: "CNAME" records, short for "Canonical Name", create an alias from one domain name to another. Note a CNAME record will not work everywhere. If you create an MX record, you must create an A record to th...
PROBLEM: What is an "MX" record? SOLUTION: "MX" ("Mail eXchanger") records are used to specify what server on the Internet is running e-mail software that is configured to handle e-mail for your domain. If you are using proFilter [http://www.prolate...
Problem:How do I change the source server for Secondary DNS? How do I change the source server for Backup DNS?Solution:Both Secondary DNS and Backup DNS get there information from a specified source server.  The Source Server doesn’t have to be a Maste...
Problem:Do I have to transfer my domain to Prolateral to use the Primary DNS?Solution:No, you do not have to transfer your domain to Prolateral to use the Master DNS service.To use the Master DNS services you need to update the nameserver information (als...
Problem:Do I have to transfer my domain to Prolateral to use the Secondary DNS or Backup DNS?Solution:No, you do not have to transfer your domain to Prolateral to use the Secondary DNS (Backup DNS) service.To use the Secondary DNS (Backup DNS) service you...
Problem:How do I add DNS-Engine name servers to my domain?Solution:This example shows you how to add name server records to you domain using Prolateral’s Master DNS service.Log into the portal (http://portal.prolateral.com)Select the “DNS” TAB Sel...
Problem:What is Round Robin DNS?Solution:Load balancing as known as Round Robin allows you to distribute your server load evenly among multiple servers. This is done by creating multiple A records with the same name but different IP values. For example: N...
Problem:What is a "NS" record?Solution:A Name Server Record, or NS Record, indicates which name servers are authoritative for the zone.E.g ns1.example.com and ns2.example.comIn this example both ns1 and ns2 would also need A records.NS Records c...
Problem:What is a "AAAA" record?Solution:An AAAA record (or quad-A record) represents an IPv6 address. The format for an AAAA record is very similar to an A record.Name - The host name of the record (e.g. www) TTL - The time of live, if not spec...
Problem:What is an "TXT" record?Solution:Text records are simply a list of strings, each less than 256 characters in length. Most common use of a TXT record is in a SPF record
PROBLEM: What is an "SPF" record? SOLUTION: A Sender Policy Framework record, or SPF Record, is used to control forged email. It does this by asking the sending domain if it matches the IP address of the person sending the email. Below is an example...