A record issue, site IP is changed!

August 6, 2018 658 views
Ubuntu 16.04 DNS


My droplet IP is fixed since I ordered, and I have 3 sites under it, all the site the A record is the same droplet IP.
Today I tried to renew the certificate with letsencrypt, 2 sites renewed, the third one got an error, after checking, the nslookup gives different IP than the one in the DNS of the droplet, A record is different.

So, I changed in the DNS, is that fine?
But the letsencrypt still gives an error:

Type:   tls
   Detail: remote error: tls: handshake failure

   To fix these errors, please make sure that your domain name was
   entered correctly and the DNS A/AAAA record(s) for that domain
   contain(s) the right IP address. Additionally, please check that
   you have an up-to-date TLS configuration that allows the server to
   communicate with the Certbot client.


2 Answers

Hello friend!

If the DNS was changed in the proper place you should see that work after waiting a bit. By now it would likely function. It is odd though that the IPs were going elsewhere, make sure your website looks as intended after the DNS change.

Kind Regards,

My bad … I forgot that cloudflare is activated for this domain, the IP is owned by them. I returned everything as it was, I need to wait for the digital ocean to take my DNS update, usually how much time it will take?


Have another answer? Share your knowledge.