On Thu Jul 24, 2014 between 10:00pm-12:00am, the production Infoblox grid for the campus IPAM (DNS and DHCP) service will be upgraded from its current software version (6.5.0) to the latest release from the vendor (6.10.6).
Important Reminder for API Users
After the upgrade date, you will need to update your installation of the Infoblox API perl modules on any client systems that you use to run Infoblox API scripts against the production grid. Note that this upgrade cannot be applied to your production environments ahead of time; see the service documentation (http://www.cites.illinois.edu/ipam/api.html) for further explanation.
The DNS resolver address for campus is:
Note: please do NOT configure your computer to use 188.8.131.52 (dns1.illinois.edu), 184.108.40.206 (dns2.illinois.edu), or 220.127.116.11 (dns3.illinois.edu). These are authoritative-only servers which will not be able to answer queries for external domain names such as google.com, so a computer using these DNS servers will not be able to navigate the Internet correctly.
DNS Basics explains what a DNS server is used for and which IP addresses are used for the campus DNS servers. Most users won't need to change their own computer's DNS settings, however.
IT professionals will use the campus DNS servers much more extensively than users, in order to create subnetworks, control access to these subnetworks, reassign addresses within their network space, and create groups for use with the campus firewall system.
The Campus IPAM Web Appliance (documentation / login )
This section explains how to access the campus IPAM web appliance and how to perform common DNS-related configuration tasks with it, including Host registration, MX records and CNAME assignment.
- The Illinois.edu domain request form is to request subdomains in the illinois.edu or uillinois.edu domain.
- The non-Illinois.edu domain request form is to request non-illinois.edu domains for campus-relevant sites (under other top-level domains such as .org, .com, etc).
Bulk changes to DNS entries
If you have 10 or more changes to make to a domain you can import them using .csv files in the format described on this page.
This section lists the rest of the DNS-related tools available to campus IT professionals.
This page documents the various IP ranges available to computers that belong to on-campus networks.
This page provides implementation details related to the campus domain registration policy.