southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk DNS Report

Health Score: 88%

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Checked: 5 months before

Parent

NS records at parent servers

ns.heartinternet.co.uk
ns2.heartinternet.co.uk
[These were obtained from dns1.nic.uk.]

Glue at parent nameservers 0/7

WARNING The parent servers are not providing glue for all your nameservers. This means that they are supplying the NS records (host.example.com), but not supplying the A records. That may cause some extra milliseconds in DNS. This will usually occur if your DNS servers are not in the same TLD as your domain

NS

Mismatched glue 7/7

Skip glue checking. Make sure the nameservers domain is good standing Check heartinternet.co.uk

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
hostmaster.mainnameserver.com
Serial
2013011855
Refresh
86400
Retry
604800
Expire
2419200
TTL
10800

Serial agreement 7/7

SUCCESS All your nameservers agree that your SOA serial number is 2013011855 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: ns.heartinternet.co.uk That server is listed at the parent servers, which is correct.

Serial value 1/1

SUCCESS SOA serial number is: 2013011855 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 0/1

WARNING SOA Retry interval is : 86400 seconds. This seems too big;. (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 0/1

WARNING SOA Retry interval is : 604800 seconds. This seems too big;. (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 : 2419200 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 : 10800 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 southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk
lookup southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 10 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1)
lookup southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk at dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1) 7 ms
dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1) refer to ns2.heartinternet.co.uk(unknow IP)
extra IP lookup for ns2.heartinternet.co.uk at root server A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4)
lookup ns2.heartinternet.co.uk at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 9 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1)
lookup ns2.heartinternet.co.uk at dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1) 7 ms
dns1.nic.uk(213.248.216.1) refer to cns4.secureserver.net(unknow IP)
extra IP lookup for cns4.secureserver.net at root server A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4)
lookup cns4.secureserver.net at A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) 10 ms
A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET(198.41.0.4) refer to e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30)
lookup cns4.secureserver.net at e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30) 10 ms
e.gtld-servers.net(192.12.94.30) refer to cns1.secureserver.net(97.74.96.100)
lookup cns4.secureserver.net at cns1.secureserver.net(97.74.96.100) 3 ms
got A record 'cns4.secureserver.net IN A 173.201.65.102' from cns4.secureserver.net(97.74.96.100)
lookup ns2.heartinternet.co.uk at cns4.secureserver.net(173.201.65.102) 3 ms
got A record 'ns2.heartinternet.co.uk IN A 79.170.43.3' from ns2.heartinternet.co.uk(173.201.65.102)
lookup southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk at ns2.heartinternet.co.uk(79.170.43.3) 79 ms
got A record 'southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk IN A 79.170.40.170' from southwestscotland-butterflies.org.uk(79.170.43.3)
Total time: 138 ms