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Old 03-18-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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bind and dns?


hey,

just set up a little home web dev server.... is ther anyway i can get a domain working with it? i heard i would have to use bind... then use my IP address as the dns server in the domains config. would this work? and are there any tutorials on it?

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Old 03-18-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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I found a tutorial, its not the best but you should be able to muddle through it.
http://www.soapi.com/howto/bind.htm

And yes, you can setup bind on your machine, then just tell your PC and other PCs on your network to use yours as their DNS.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:22 PM   #3
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wel its only gona be used for web dev, so does the other machines have to be involved? ( btw my home network is WiFi 54G )
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #4
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no they don't have to be involved, just any machine that you want to be able to translate one of your personalized DNS names will have to be told. However if its just your PC and you want to be able to type in 'www.jimmysmachine.com' and have it point back to your localhost's webserver then you don't even need DNS, you can just edit either your /etc/hosts or your /etc/resolv files.

Your machine will (depending on its config) check these files for hostnames->IPs first before going to DNS.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 03:32 PM   #5
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u mean if i just had 'www.digitalerrorsmachine.com' pointed to my ip '12.34.56.78', it would just go to the webserver ( port 80 already done on network )??

would that work with ftp.digitalerrorsmachine.com and mail.digit..... etc? or would i need dns for that?

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Old 03-18-2004, 05:23 PM   #6
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Yes it'll work for all.
An example. To add a fake web address for my machine I did the following:
Edit /etc/hosts
It contained the line
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
I added the line
192.168.0.131 www.testresolve.com metatron

Where the IP is my network IP, the URL is something I made up, and metatron is my machine's hostname. Same thing should work for ftp.pickaname.org, etc.

Hope that helps,
jpbarto
 
  


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