Networks management (IPmanager)

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The Networks module can be used to manage reverse domain zones. Later you will be able to assign IP-addresses from such reverse domain zones to IPmanager users.

Reverse DNS is the process of using DNS to translate IP-addresses to hostnames. It is the opposite of forward DNS, which is used to translate hostnames to IP-addresses. Reverse DNS is set up by configuring PTR records (they are the opposite of A records).

Hostnames are the names which are used to refer to hosts on the Internet, for example, www.example.com, www.myhosting.org, www.ispsystem.com. IP-addresses are the numbers that are used by Internet routers to move traffic across the Web, for example, 123.45.678.91, 123.456.789.091.


Module «Networks management»
Image:T-bullet.gif View the networks list
Image:T-new.png Add new network
Image:T-edit.png Edit network parameters
Image:T-delete.png Delete networks
Image:T-editlist.png Reverse DNS records

View the networks list

  • Network - existing networks.
  • File - path to the file where the network's reverse domain records are located.
  • IP-addresses range - the number of IP-addresses that are assigned to users and the total number of available addresses.

Add new network

To add a new network, click the "New" icon and fill out the form fields.

The forms will vary depending on the network type you want to create:

IPv4

Module «Networks management»
  • Network - enter the name for the network which PTR records you wish to manage, for example 12.34.56.0/24. The prefix is used to specify the length of the network.
  • Gateway address - enter a gateway address that will be used used by other software products to customize the network for newly created servers.
  • Network mask - provide a network mask that will be used by other software products, such as VDSmanager and DSmanager to customize the network for newly created servers.
  • File - enter the path to the file where the reverse DNS records reside, for example, /etc/namedb/rev/123.45.67.0.rev. Make sure that this file exists, otherwise IPmanager will return a corresponding error message.
  • Create zone file - check the box if you wish to create a zone file. You will be prompted to provide an administrator email and name servers.
  • Administrator e-mail - enter an administrator's email for notifications.
  • Name server - enter the names servers.

IPV6

Module «Networks management»
  • Network - enter the name for the network which PTR records you wish to manage.
  • Gateway address - enter a gateway address that will be used used by other software products to customize the network for newly created servers.
  • Prefix length - provide the length of the prefix. This parameter will be used by other software products for configuring the network.
  • File - enter the path to the file where the reverse DNS records reside. Make sure that this file exists, otherwise IPmanager will return a corresponding error message.
  • Create zone file - check the box if you wish to create a zone file. You will be prompted to provide an administrator email and name servers.
  • Administrator e-mail - enter an administrator's email for notifications.
  • Name server - enter the name servers.

Edit network parameters

To edit a network, locate the network you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change. Please note, that the "Create a zone file" check box is not present on the form.

Delete networks

To delete a network, select it from the list and click "Delete". Confirm that you want to delete the selected network by clicking OK on the following form.

All the selected networks will be removed from IPmanager. The files in which the PTR records are located will not be deleted.

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