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Old 07-22-2006, 03:24 PM   #1
kaltwasser
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Talking Help Me Domain Name to My Web Server


Hello to everybody,

I'm getting straight to the point cus I'm new at this server stuff. I just bought a domain name from godaddy and I need to get it transferd to my Fedora 5 web server on a linksys BEFSR41 VER4 Ethernet router connected to a ethernet cable modem.

I have Apache 1.3 version as far as I can tell and I'm not quit sure what to do first.

Do I configure just the "nameserver in httpd.conf"
Do I set up a static IP?
Do I set up a DHCP? it is by default.
Do I set the router first by going to "//192.168.1.1

See I'm just lost on the steps Ive read dozens of sites on these topics but I just get lost on what to do first. Any help would be great? I got into the settings on my router and messed it up and had to reset it. I don't quit understand what to put in each setting for the router config because on site says one thing and the other different.

my domain name servers are
park3.secureserver.net
park4.secureserver.net

my ip is dynamic

If I left something out please let me know I have to go to work right now or I will be late. Kaltwasser

Thanks you.
 
Old 07-22-2006, 03:59 PM   #2
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The first thing you should do is set up port forwarding on your router. In your router configuration there is probably a section called 'Virtual Server' or something similar. In that section you need to set the public and private ports you want to forward and also the private IP. If all you are setting up is a web server, then all you should have to setup is port 80 on both public and private. The private IP will be the IP address of the server itself. Report back when you have setup that.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 02:30 AM   #3
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Thanks pdeman2 for your help. I got into my router and forwarded the ports 80 & 25 to my private static Ip. It also says something about "port triggering" do I need to enable that with the same ports to?

I changed my network card to the private static ip too. Now I have my Dhcp on two of my computers and my private static on my web server.

All machines are online.

Waiting for reply.

Thank you so much.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 02:36 AM   #4
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Looks like you're pretty much set to accept web connections (WWW) to your computer. Why did you forward port 25? I believe that is for sending mail (SMTP). You usually should have no problems sending mail even if port 25 was closed. I would close it as you never know what kind of exploit may exist on that port.

no need to worry about the port triggering. As long as you are forwarding ports to your private IP, then you should be set. You can test it out by going to various proxy sites and typing your web address in your browser. Or, just ask your friends to visit the site.

Last edited by Micro420; 07-23-2006 at 02:37 AM.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:30 AM   #5
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I will close port 25 I agree with you on the exploit's Thanks Micor420. I don't need any backdoors on my server.

One thing though is my Apache software is up and running on my server. I can see this by "//localhost" or "my private static ip". That is great.

I'm just trying to figure out how to get my domain name I bought from "godaddy" to my server?

When I go to my domain name I bought from "godaddy" it just has ads from "godaddy" all over it. I've been to there site to try and forward the domain name to my server but it only gives me the option to put a URL in.

I'm not sure what to do. I know I'm not doing something right thats for sure. Maybe I should call "godaddy".

What do you think?

Thanks Agian
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:50 AM   #6
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You probably need to configure nameservers for you domain - that is associate the domain name with your public IP address so that people can find it.

Have a look at www.zoneedit.com - they provide a free name service you can use. I've had no problems with it.

Let us know if you have any problems.

A quick question - you do have a static public IP don't you?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:02 PM   #7
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No I just have a private static IP. My cable modem is DHCP from cox communications. Yea I'm not sure how to go about this part of getting my domain name from "godaddy" to my Fedora 5 web server. I don't have a static IP with cox so this might make it hard to do. Please if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks for the reply billymayday. Let me know what you think I should do? Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:35 PM   #8
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You need a public ip address. If you are currently on a private range ip address assigned by a cable company then you need to establish how your routing works from your isp. It is possible that you are part of a masqueraded system i.e. internet sharing off one or more routers. If this is the case then you won't be able to host a domain name.
In order to host you need a public ip address as I said above. This may be either static or dynamic. If its static then the registrar is likely to have a control panel whereby you can set the ip address of the server (technically the address your routers has which then forwards requests on port 80). Currently the registrar has it in a holding page. If the public address is issued dynamically (the address changes periodically) then you will need an intermediary server like zonedit or dyndns.

Last edited by TigerOC; 07-23-2006 at 03:37 PM.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 05:35 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kaltwasser
I'm just trying to figure out how to get my domain name I bought from "godaddy" to my server?

Thanks Agian
LOL! Ah, this is MUCH more clearer. I also use GoDaddy (they are a rip off!) You need to log into GoDaddy's website and go to your DOMAIN ACCOUNTS.

Click on your domain name

Then on the right hand menu, there is a DNS link. Click on it and launch the "TOTAL DNS CONTROL".

From there, you put in your public IP address that Cox has given you. Click save and logout. Now when people type in your address, it will go right to your apache server. Alternatively, you can test your apache server right now by having your friends (or a proxy website) manually type in your IP address in their web browser. That doesn't require GoDaddy at all.

Let us know if it works.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 12:12 AM   #10
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Well once agian Cox Communications was down for hours. This is the second time this week. The last time it was almost two days.

I don't get a static IP with Cox and they keep having problems with there service. So I'm going to switch my ISP.

I'm going to get a ISP that will give me a static IP.

I'm paying to much for this ISP any how.

This forum has help me out with all my problems I have had. Everyone who made a reply I thank you vary much for your time and help.

When I get my new ISP with a static IP I might just build me two DNS Servers and host my own Domain Name.

And yes Micro420 GoDaddy is a joke.
 
  


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