Work flow for automated nameserver setup

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#1 Mon, 04/05/2010 - 20:30

Work flow for automated nameserver setup

Is there a way to automate setting up the initial name servers on a webmin/virtualmin install?

I build 3 or 4 installs a week and have been setting them up manually.



Main site on the vps is:

custom name servers:

Subsequent virtual servers would use and as their name servers.

What can I do so that the first vhost made gets name servers created automatically and these become the default custom name servers?

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 13:19


Thu, 04/22/2010 - 12:08


Sat, 05/08/2010 - 23:34

Hmnn... I was looking for the answer to this question as well.

I tried adding them to the server template but keep getting the following error:

Failed to save server template : Additional nameserver does not exist

Sun, 05/09/2010 - 00:04

Time for me to give back to the community!

The simple answer to the OP's question is:

Go to Virtualmin -> System Settings -> Server Templates.

Click Default Settings.

From the dropdown list, select BIND DNS domain.

In the section for "Additional manually configured nameservers:" put in your custom nameservers, one per line.

The answer to my additional question on why it wouldn't accept my nameservers was found here:

I had to go to Webmin-> Networking -> Network Configuration, click on Host Addresses, then add the nameserver names to the IP addresses.

So, the existing entry showed, server and to that I added ns1

Saved it, applied the configuration and went back to the Server Settings and added my custom nameservers and they went through.


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