The nameservers step on Virtualmin install. What do I enter?

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#1 Fri, 12/09/2016 - 17:13

The nameservers step on Virtualmin install. What do I enter?

Hi folks,

It's my first time posting here and - as you may have gathered from the thread title - it's my first time working with Virtualmin also :)

To summarise my setup... I'm running with Ubuntu 16.04 Server on a small Amazon EC2 instance. To this instance I have attached a static, public IP (an "Elastic IP") and I have a domain pointed to this IP via A records. For clarity... this web domain is registered with my local registrar in Ireland, not with Amazon's own Route53 service

I have Webmin up and running (no major config changes yet) and I have just bolted on Virtualmin and run through the guided setup. Where I'm having difficulty is the step where it asks for the Primary and Secondary Nameservers. I don't quite understand what is being asked for here

The interface auto-populates the Primary Nameserver field with what AWS refer to as the "Private DNS" of the instance ( but this isn't accepted as it's not publically accesible. As a test, I replaced this with the "Public DNS" of the instance (ec2-{elastic_ip} which was accepted but I know this isn't what's being asked for

When I completed the setup and ran the config re-check it returns the following warning "The BIND DNS server version 8 or 9 does not appear to be installed on your system, or has not yet been set up properly in Webmin's BIND DNS Server module .. your system is not ready for use by Virtualmin."

Can anyone advise what I should be entering as the nameservers. Do I get DNS up and running on the instance and point back to the instance or should I be pointing out to my domain registrars nameservers? The domain I mentioned earlier - I plan on using this for the website to be hosted on this instance

Thanks in advance,