Create AFSDB record Create AFSDB record

Dynu gives you full control over all the DNS configurations for your domain names. You can log onto the control panel to manage your DNS records.

What is an AFSDB record?

AFSDB records give information about either the location of an AFS cell database server (subtype 1) or of a DCE cell's authenticated name server (subtype 2). It specifies which style of distributed service is provided with the given hostname.

How to add an AFSDB record?

To add an AFSDB record in the control panel, you may follow these 3 steps.

Listing Item Step 1

Log into control panel, go to Dynamic DNS Service Icon DDNS Services   and click on your domain name.

Listing Item Step 2

Go to DNS Records Icon DNS Records   to add an AFSDB Record.

Node Name   Enter the subdomain name for which you need an AFSDB Record. For Example, machine1. Leave empty if you are adding the record for the primary domain name.

Type   Choose AFSDB-AFS Database

TTL   How long the server should cache the information. The TTL is set in seconds, 60 is 1 minute, 1800 is 30 minutes.

Server Name  Enter server name of the AFS cell database server or the DCE name server. For example,

Subtype   AFS Volume Location Server or DCE Authentication Server. If 'Custom' is chosen, enter a numeric value other than 1 and 2

AFSDB Record Dynu Dynamic DNS

Listing Item Step 3

Check if your CNAME record has gone into effect using nslookup -type=afsdb

  • Windows: Open the command prompt
  • Mac: Open the terminal
  • Linux: Open the terminal