Inbound Load Balancing distributes inbound data traffic over multiple WAN links to computers behind Peplink Balance. Peplink Balance 210 or above have a built-in DNS server that enables this functionality.
You can configure Peplink as Authoritative DNS for a domain such as “foobar.com” via build-in DNS server for inbound link load balancing.
Configure the Peplink as Authoritative DNS for domain “foobar.com” means Peplink will hold all DNS records (A, MX, CNAME, TXT etc) for the domain. You would need to modify the NS records on Domain Registrar (The company that you purchased the domain name, such as Godaddy, Networksolutions, etc), and point the NS records to Peplink’s IP which defined as DNS Server
To define the domain name and DNS records to be hosted in Peplink Balance, go to the setup page located at: Network > Inbound Access > DNS Settings. You will see the following screen:
Step 1: Configure “DNS Server”
From Network > Inbound Access > DNS Settings, click the Edit button for choosing the IP addresses that the DNS server should be listening on. You will see the following screen:
Step 2: Set up Default SOA/NS record
This will simplify new domain name setup by automatically filling in SOA and NS records.
Step 3: Creating Domain Name
Click the New Domain Name button to create and define a new Domain Name.
Step 4: DNS Records
Click on the newly created domain name and you will see the following screen:
Using “Default SOA and NS Records”, Peplink will automatically fill in the NS and A records.
From a host on the Internet, use an IP address of Peplink Balance and nslookup to lookup the corresponding hostname. Check if the returned IP addresses are the desired addresses for the host name. The following is a sample Windows nslookup: