A customer asked me to add a SRV record to their domain but documentation on how to add this record is very slim.

To add the SRV record:

1. Open the zone file > Records > Select SRV:

SRV Record

2. Enter the record details similar to the following (insert your own records):

srv_filled

3. You will notice there is no option to set priority. To do this we need to modify the DNS record in the database. Navigate to your phpmyadmin (e.g. http://10.10.10.10/phpmyadmin). Lookup the domain in the dns_rr table and edit the record, changing aux to the priority value (100 in this case):

 

phpmyadmin_srv

4. That’s everything in place now perform a lookup with MX Toolbox:

srv_report

 

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Hi, I'm Matt Cooper. I started this blog to pretty much act as a brain dump area for things I learn from day to day. You can contact me at: matt@linuxtutorial.co.uk.