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changed DNS, not propagating?

Posted on 2008-06-14
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My host upgraded our vdeck and the site we have now is a version of our site that's a year old.

I contact the host who said I needed to change the DNS in the opensrs...so I did on Thursday at noon. Still nothing today. I know it takes time but I want to make sure that I didn't forget to do something.

I had an account setup on a plesk (VPS).

Am I supposed to change anything there or will it detect it?

I think on that end everything is fine. When I click on "Preview Site" in plesk, it's there.

If I go to the domain name directly....old page still.

Did I forget something?

it's never taken this long to propagate before : (
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Question by:deirdre1
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by:bevhost
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Did you update the zone serial number (or does the system do it automatically?)
Does the DNS server give out the correct answer?
On linux, do:-
dig name.to.lookup.com @name.server.com
On DOS/Windows :-
nslookup - name.server.com
> set type=any
> name.to.lookup.com.
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by:deirdre1
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I also went to dnsstuff.com and did a search there and it's showing the right DNS nameservers. I verified twice with the hose.

I'm not sure about the zone serial number.

i asked them again if there was anything more to do and they said no but you know how that can go.


Ok it says:

; <<>> DiG 9.3.1 <<>> immigrate2us.net @ns1.ipower.com
; (1 server found)
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 27956
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;immigrate2us.net.INA

;; ANSWER SECTION:
immigrate2us.net.3600INA66.96.130.56

;; Query time: 82 msec
;; SERVER: 66.96.142.109#53(66.96.142.109)
;; WHEN: Sat Jun 14 20:38:40 2008
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 50
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by:bevhost
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Look in the Answer section, it says 66.96.130.56
Is that the new or old data?
When you ping the from your PC do you get old or new IP address?
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by:deirdre1
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i think that's the old because that's not the IP of my vps
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by:bevhost
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The the name server is giving out the old result.
No wonder it's not propagating.
Once the dns zone is edited, and the serial number is updated, then the name server can be reloaded to pick up the changes, notifiy the secondaries and propagate from there.
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by:deirdre1
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Ok i'm not sure how to change that. I've been looking :/
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by:deirdre1
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I did see a place to change the refresh rates etc but still no change.
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I got it working. They gave me the wrong DNS info.

Since I have a VPS, i'm supposed to create an entry with the registrar and use ns.mydomain.com to match my settings in the vps and put the IP address there. I don't understand because it's never been set that way.

My site is back up now : )
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