intechnique.co.uk DNS Report

Health Score: 97%

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Checked: 6 months before

Parent

NS records at parent servers

ns2.intechnique.co.uk [ 162.144.56.195 ]
ns1.intechnique.co.uk [ 162.144.207.147 ]
[These were obtained from nsa.nic.uk.]

Glue at parent nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS Parent nameservers know A records for your domain, Very good !

NS

Mismatched glue 7/7

SUCCESS The DNS report did not detect any discrepancies between the glue provided by the parent servers and that provided by your authoritative DNS servers.

Nameservers A records 7/7

SUCCESS Nameservers do include corresponding A records when asked for your NS records. This ensures that your DNS servers know the A records corresponding to all your NS records.

Nameservers report identical NS records 7/7

SUCCESS The NS records at all your nameservers are identical.

Nameservers respond 10/10

SUCCESS All of your nameservers listed at the parent nameservers responded.

Nameserver name validity 7/7

SUCCESS All of the NS records that your nameservers report are valid (no IPs or partial domain names).

Number of nameservers 2/5

WARNING You have 2 nameservers. You must have at least 2 nameservers (RFC2182 section 5 recommends at least 3 nameservers), and preferably no more than 7.

Lame nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS All the nameservers listed at the parent servers answer authoritatively for your domain.

Missing (stealth) nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS All your nameservers are also listed at the parent servers.

Root missing nameservers 7/7

SUCCESS All of the nameservers listed at the parent nameservers are also listed as NS records at your nameservers.

Nameservers on separate class C's 7/7

SUCCESS Nameservers are in a different networks.

public IPs 7/7

SUCCESS All of your NS records appear to use public IPs.

SOA

SOA record

SOA record is:
Hostmaster email
simon.gabriel.intechnique.co.uk
Serial
2016082503
Refresh
3600
Retry
7200
Expire
1209600
TTL
86400

Serial agreement 7/7

SUCCESS All your nameservers agree that your SOA serial number is 2016082503 That means that all your nameservers are using the same data.

SOA MNAME 3/3

SUCCESS SOA (Start of Authority) record states that your master (primary) name server is: ns1.intechnique.co.uk That server is listed at the parent servers, which is correct.

Serial value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA serial number is: 2016082503 This appears to be in the recommended format of YYYYMMDDnn, where 'nn' is the revision. This number must be incremented every time you make a DNS change.

Refresh value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA Retry interval is : 3600 seconds. This seems OK. (Values about 3600-7200 seconds is good if not using DNS NOTIFY; RFC1912 2.2 recommends a value between 1200 to 43200 seconds (20 minutes to 12 hours)). This value determines how often secondary/slave nameservers check with the master for updates.

Retry value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA Retry interval is : 7200 seconds. This seems OK. (Values about 120-7200 seconds is good). The retry value is the amount of time your secondary/slave nameservers will wait to contact the master nameserver again if the last attempt failed.

Expire value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA Expire time is : 1209600 seconds. This seems OK. (Values 604800 to 2419200 seconds (1-4 weeks) is good). RFC1912 suggests 2-4 weeks. This is how long a secondary/slave nameserver will wait before considering its DNS data stale if it can't reach the primary nameserver.

TTL value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA Expire time is : 86400 seconds. This seems OK. (about 300 to 86400 seconds or 5 min - 24 hours is good). RFC2308 suggests a value of 1-3 hours. This value used to determine the default (technically, minimum) TTL (time-to-live) for DNS entries, but now is used for negative caching.

Info

DNS trace

Trace to intechnique.co.uk
lookup intechnique.co.uk at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 18 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1)
lookup intechnique.co.uk at dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1) 12 ms
dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1) refer to ns1.intechnique.co.uk(162.144.207.147)
lookup intechnique.co.uk at ns1.intechnique.co.uk(162.144.207.147) 113 ms
got A record 'intechnique.co.uk IN A 162.144.207.147' from intechnique.co.uk(162.144.207.147)
Total time: 143 ms