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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.48

(Home >> IP Functions >> Configure Remote Service IPs)

Overview

This feature allows you to specify remote mail server and nameserver IP addresses that the system will then consider as local addresses.

Remote mail server IP addresses

This feature allows you to specify the IP addresses of remote services that handle mail for one or more domains. For example, you can use this feature to specify the address of a third-party spam filter service.

Note:

The system stores these entries in a a line-separated list in the /etc/ips.remotemail file.

Add mail server IP addresses

To add remote mail server IP addresses, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Remote Mail Server IPs tab.
  2. Enter the IP addresses that you wish to add in the available text box, one per line.
  3. Click Save.

To remove remote mail server IP addresses, delete the entries that you no longer wish to use from the text box.

Remote nameserver IP addresses

This feature allows you to specify the IP addresses of remote nameservers that your system uses. For example, you can use this feature to allow users to create remote parked or addon domains. To do this, specify the nameserver IP address that corresponds to the domain.

Notes:

  • The system stores these entries in a a line-separated list in the /etc/ips.remotedns file.
  • If you use remotely-clustered DNS nameservers, you must manually add the IP addresses.

Add remote nameserver IP addresses

To add remote nameserver IP addresses, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Remote Name Server IPs tab.
  2. Enter the IP addresses that you wish to add in the available text box, one per line.
  3. Click Save.

To remove the remote nameserver IP addresses, delete the entries that you no longer wish to use from the text box.

The Allow Remote Domains option

If you wish to allow users to create remote parked or addon domains while they override the nameservers specified in the Configure Remote Service IPs feature, enable the Allow Remote Domains option in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings >> Allow Remote Domains).

Warning:

We strongly suggest that you do not enable this option for security reasons. If you enable this option, be certain to also enable the Prevent cPanel users from creating specific domains option in WHM's Tweak Settings interface (Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings >> Prevent cPanel users from creating specific domains).