DNS server on redhat 9 with a router
I am a DNS newbie. I have read some things and i dont understand basically how it all works on linux but i need some help.
What i am trying to acheive is being able to create my own subdomains and have internet users access them.
for example fun.mydomain.com should reach a server that hosts the fun application.
I have registered mydomain.com and the registrar also provides hosting serverices. So if someone goes to mydomain.com they will reach my host's IP.
this poses a problem because the FUN server is NOT with the host but its in my local internal network.
my current network has a DSL router and a linux box hosting the fun application.
how exactly do i map fun.mydomain.com to this computer rather than my web hosts computer?
from the tutorials i have read it seems that BIND handles domains and subdomains. So do i have to tell my domain host/registrar that i am going to handle the domains myself and that he should not associate mydomain.com to his ip?? Do i have to somehow use the name severs the host gave me and put it in resolv.conf so peopel can access fun.mydomain.com?
Thanks for the clarification.
edit: the host only provides HTTP/ftp requests rerouting. so If i get an http request i can route it to my local ip address and it works. except the FUN application does not use the http or ftp protocol. my routers and firewalls are all set up correctly so i dont need any help on that. Its just that i am unsure how to create subdomains when the main domain is managed by another computer.
Last edited by sairam71; 12-29-2004 at 03:31 PM.