How to add CNAME into BIND using webmin interface

Sometime it is easier to add a CNAME record to our DNS server via some DNS Manage interface.
Instead of keep adding A record for each new server , we just maintain one record with IP while the rest of it
just a list of CNAME record.. if happen to change the IP address. only one record need to be updated
instead of the whole bunch of record.. but it may took longer time to be effective..
which is more or less not so vary using other type of record too.

ok. for the one using webmin to manage DNS record.
there is no “CNAME record manage” per say.. but it had “ALIAS” which did the exactly the same thing..
managing the “CNAME record”..

just the tricky part to add it .
it must be exactly as the following rules :

1. only type the subdomain without the FQDN (Fully qualified domain name).
i.e if want to for “ ” just type “www”

2. the destination MUST end with a dot.
i.e “” NOT the “”
as the later will NOT work!

then… verify it is added correctly before applying changes to BIND.

then it shall response to dig request as below :

which is almost immediately if querying to that particular DNS server directly..
for querying using other DNS server you might need to wait for it to propagate first.

p/s : .. pretty weird.. isn’t it ?

hopefully can write on setting up DNS server at home .. shortest path .. afterwards.. haha

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7 Responses

  1. blink4blog says:

    hi bro, i am doing the same thing as you but if you just show the Connection Information it does not show the bandwidth and speed.

    another tool that similar with Mobile Connect is Vodafon Mobile Connect.

    btw, does the modem goes into stalled mode of purplish LED and sometimes resume to light blue?

    • HawkEYE says:

      .. Vodafon Mobile Connect is the software come with the USB Modem itself right.

      And it only run on windows machine..
      for the bandwidth and speed , you can monitor it by adding some “applet” to the “top panel”
      namely “NetSpeed”

      the modem goest into purplish LED and back to light blue due to coverage .. (i think switching between GPRS and EDGE) mode.. can also dropped by itself whenever idle. the best one is with CYAN color.. indicating of 3G coverage available.

  2. krul says:

    hello bro it work nice job.. but when i install wicd , i can not configure the maxis broadband.. can u help

  3. namran says:


    I never had experience with wicd..
    (is this the software that you’re referring to ?)

    plus this also my first time heard about wicd..
    hehehe… may be you could have email them.

  4. king z says:

    dude i got this on ubuntu… n have to admit it was simple…
    but the problem is… now i switched to kubuntu, n the network manager is different from that of ubuntu…
    i’m not seeing country, isp and even connection choice.. help me pretty pls.. meet me on facebook: Raja Zakwan

  5. dudie2pooh says:

    Dude. You’re using a camera for this? Ever heard of screenshots?

  6. namran says:

    haha.. for the testing purpose..that ubuntu was running on livecd..
    -with the sluggish internet connection provided by
    these so-called wifi broadband..
    – too lazy to plug in usb and transfer back to other os.

    ended up captured on handphone camera a lot easier.
    afterward can just bluetooth transfer it and upload to blog.


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