A name, CNAME and MX

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by willebanks, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. willebanks

    willebanks New Member

    Howdy all,

    Not sure if this is the place for this and if not please let me know and I will post it in the proper forum!

    Currently Yahoo is "hosting" my DNS information... A name, CNAME, and MX!
    I wish to make changes to this info so as to point to my new static ip and at sometime in the future "host" my own DNS server! I am a little confused as what information goes with the various "names" especially the MX info! here is what I have "provided" to Yahoo! Could someone take a minute to review and possibly correct me and provide a small explain of what I did wrong!

    Type: Source Destination
    A Record = "example.com" xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    A Record = "www.example.com" xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    CName = "*.example.com "not sure what to put here"
    Cname = "mail.example.com" "example.com"

    MX Record = "example.com" 10
    = "server1.example.com" 20
    = "www.example.com" 30

    I should also say that everything seems to be working as it should with the current info I have provided...so maybe I did everything right for once and I'm just paranoid!:D

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

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