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Old 11-19-2001, 08:16 PM   #1
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How do I map registered domain to my cable modem static ip address

I'll like to know how to map registered domains ( to my cable modem static ip address. I want to setup dns on my local machine. I want every request to my registered domain to be mapped to local server. Any ideas.

Old 11-19-2001, 08:38 PM   #2
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You'll need a DNS - Domain Name Server to direct qureies to your IP. You could build your own or get a provider to do it for you. Then you'll need to tell your registrar which name servers to query for your domain.

TO set up your own DNS service you should have a look at for "DNS and BIND (Albitz & Liu)" Note that most registrars will want at least two name servers.

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Old 11-20-2001, 06:32 PM   #3
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Actually, I'm almost certain Icann requires two nameservers. Setting up BIND (or one of the slim few other nameservers) is not exactly a weekend walk in the park. You might want to consider 'the free public DNS'. You have to build your own MX record from scratch, but it has a pretty well built example. Then you can have the sight served while in the process of getting your own nameserver running. When you've got it running, you can have your machine run primary and keep 'the free public' as secondary. Oh, the address is:

Also, its sometimes te case that your ISP will provide nameservice for free. Telocity did for me, while Earthlink wanted some extra cash and Roadrunner had it free depending on your plan.



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