On 20 Dec 2005, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.linux.networking, in article
>I recently moved my server to the UK from 1and1 to fasthosts.
Slightly less tainted, but both are pretty clueless.
>My domain name remains with 1and1 and I tried to use the servers
>reverse lookup address as a nameserver to allow my subdomains to work.
>This arrangement worked when I was using a 1and1 server but now the
>1and1 control panel will only give the completely unhelpful DNS Error
>message when attempting this rearangement.
Of course. Schlund + Partner AG doesn't control the IP space of fasthosts.
Please consult the DNS-HOWTO, and gain some concept of how things work.
Briefly, someone looking to resolve the hostname from an IP asks the
top level domain servers who is authoritative for (for example) 213.172.x.x
and gets referred to some server. That server looks into it's magic tricks
and finds that 18.104.22.168/19 belongs to FasthostInternet Ltd, and is
referred to a host there. The domain server at FasthostInternet looks in
it's zone files, and pulls out another referral, or a definitive answer.
Just because some host in South SpamVille is serving the hostname for your
domain doesn't mean anything UNLESS they are also hosting your server in
their IP space.
Quote:>I can't figure out whats causing the criptic DNS Error messages and
>both sides tech support have not been able to help.
Dump both, and find someone who can at least _spell_ DNS.