Determine what to set for my SOA records?

Linode Staff

I'm getting the below errors:

One or more SOA fields are outside recommended ranges. Values that are out of specifications could cause delays in record updates or unnecessary network traffic. The SOA fields out of range are:

retry | 14400 | RETRY - needs to be less than or equal to half the REFRESH.

What can I do to fix this?

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This is a DNS issue. The SOA refresh value determines how often a name server should check the primary server for any updates. This is

This link will give some additional details.

From what the error says the retry will need to be at least half of what your refresh value is. In this case I am unable to tell that but you may be able to get some guidance from this.

I hope this helps. Let us know if you need anything else!



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