Strange SOA record

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by macguru, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. macguru

    macguru Member


    I have latest ISPconfig stable installed on SuSE 11.0. My host has IP, and ISP DNS server However, SOA record generated by very strange way, "SOA root.localhost." contains IP of my ISP's DNS server IP, not IP of my host

    IP address specified in ISPConfig -> ISP Site -> Basis -> IP Address is

    Anyone can explain what went wrong?

    Thanks in advance.


    $TTL 86400
    @ IN SOA root.localhost. (
    2008102104 ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
    28800 ; refresh, seconds
    7200 ; retry, seconds
    604800 ; expire, seconds
    86400 ) ; minimum, seconds
    NS ; Inet Address of name server 1
    NS ; Inet Address of name server 2


    $TTL 86400
    @ IN SOA (
    2008101501 ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
    28800 ; Refresh
    7200 ; Retry
    604800 ; Expire
    86400) ; Minimum TTL
    204 PTR
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Then you entered the wrong IP address in ISPConfig. Please correct the IP and set it to the IP of your server.
  3. macguru

    macguru Member

    Hi! Thanks a lot for reply. As for wrongly generated SOA record, where IP of server was substituted with IP of DNS server, please see screenshots attached.

    I have replaced zone file "" with my own, and everything seem to work now. But I suspect that next time I'll change something ISPConfig will overwrite it.

    BTW, how I can change/add some options in Postfix? Will they be overwritten by ISPConfig?

    Attached Files:

  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You must fill in FQDNs for the nameservers, not IP addresses.

    You can directly modify /etc/postfix/ - it will not be overwritten by ISPConfig.

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