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Old 10-07-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
chaiwei
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domain name and LAN issues.


Hi,

Currently I am hosting server myself.
Let say I have a domain name www.sometestdomainname.com
The problem is I am sharing the Internet with the server.

If I am not mistaken,
I got a broadbrand that connect to a ubuntu gateway,
gateway connect to a switch, and it redirect the port 80 to the lan server let say call 192.168.2.4

So when I am outside my office, I type in the URL www.sometestdomainname.com.. it can access to the server.

But when I am in the office, I need to type 192.168.2.4 so only can I go to the server, otherwise It will show me

Code:
Failed to Connect 

Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.xxx.com
Though the site seems valid, the browser was unable to establish a connection.
    * Could the site be temporarily unavailable? Try again later.
    * Are you unable to browse other sites?  Check the computer's network connection.
    * Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
What should I do If I wan to type my domain name in my office?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-08-2009 at 03:29 PM. Reason: got rid of triple x
 
Old 10-09-2009, 06:29 AM   #2
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If you have many computers on your lan, you might want to set up
your own DNS server(s).

If you only have a few, you can create an entry in your /etc/hosts
file that looks like this:

Quote:
192.168.2.4 www.sometestdomainname.com
If you have any Windows computers, you would make the same update
in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
 
Old 10-09-2009, 09:36 PM   #3
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thanks..

Hi thanks a lot..

It works.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 02:06 AM   #4
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Quote:
If you have many computers on your lan, you might want to set up
your own DNS server(s).
Hi, if I want to set up my own DNS server,
what do I need? Can I set up the dns server using my gateway?
Or I need to install a new ubuntu server?
 
  


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