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Old 08-03-2004, 01:17 AM   #1
eaglemc10s
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Hello everyone


I'm new to all this and trying to setup a web server for my local church.
Installed the full Red Hat 9 release that came with the Red Hat Bible Book.
We are planning to host several different domain names. I have a zillion questions about the basic configuration. We will also be using it for a mail server. We have a Compaq Proliant 5500 4 450MHZ Zeon processors. Currently running on a comercial DSL line from Surewest and plan to switch to a T1 after I have it fully configured and everything running smoothly. I have the primary domain name pointed to the data given to me by surewest.If I type in the domain name I get page not found, when I type in the ip address of the machine I get the test page assigned in it. Where should I start looking?
 
Old 08-03-2004, 03:13 AM   #2
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hope your /etc/resolv.conf has the correct nameserver entries. Also have a look at /etc/hosts.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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Thanks for the Prompt response. Was told by my ISP I have to maintain my own DNS Server since I'm hosting on my own equipment. Looks like I bit off a big chunk this time.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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Nah, setting up your own nameserver will take you a few hours one afternoon -- but after that you shouldn't need to touch it again unless something major changes. I know there was a thread on exactly that topic somewhere in these forums (I know cause I responded to it).

The only time I have changed my nameserver, since i set it up, was to add a new name for one of my computers. Of course, my nameserver is completely local (I don't share the names with the world and don't even allow the nameserver to be seen outside) but a couple of changes and a hole in my firewall -- then I would be set.

If this is your first attempt at ever using Linux... you are going to have a great first couple of weeks... but you'll look back on it with pride when you see how far you've come.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 05:38 PM   #5
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux-Newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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http://cs.nmu.edu/~randy/Classes/CS3...rk-config.html hope this helps!

Last edited by comprookie2000; 08-04-2004 at 11:01 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 10:02 PM   #7
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Unhappy New Question

Do I have to have a DNS Server running on my server to run SENDMAIL??
I am currently using zoneedit for my DNS Server.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:26 PM   #8
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You don't have to. But you must have a way to assign your machine a name.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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Getting really desperate now. I found what appears to be some tools in the GUI that will allow me to easily configure the DNS only I'm not really sure what it needs me to enter in th blanks. Is any one familiar with this feature? If I go to START HERE Icon in the first window open Server Settings then I have a icon DOMAIN NAME SERVICES. It ask me for information on the name server settings. If anyone is familiar with these and is willing to walk me through these setting via a phone call please email me directly so we can arrange a time I can be at the church with the unit and you can be available this may secure you a front row seat in Heaven (just kidding about the heaven thing) but it would be a true gift from GOD for me.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 05:43 PM   #10
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Won't help you using the phone (expensive ). Can tell you where to type what as I have found http://www.europe.redhat.com/documen...-bindconf.php3 so I know how the configuration program looks like. I recommend you to read the DNS HOWTO ( http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DNS-HOWTO.html ) before configuring anything.

I assume the domain is somewhere.org and the DNS server public IP is 192.168.2.0 (it's not public, I know, but works as a good example).

Choose New->Forward Master Zone. Fill the form:
Name: somewhere.org
File Name: somewhere.org.zone
Contact: admin@somewhere.org
Primary Nameserver (SOA): ns1.somewhere.org
Serial Number: 20040808001
Time Settings (in a new window) :
28800 = refresh
7200 = retry
604800 = expire
86400 = ttl
Records: add two new records. One for ns1.somewhere.org, make it Name server and set IP to the DNS server IP. Second, www.somewhere.org, you can probably make it alias to ns1.somewhere.org. You can add more (mail. etc).
 
Old 08-17-2004, 10:19 AM   #11
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Thanks

Have been too busy with other projects to do anything lately. Followed the link above. The site URL I am currently trying to set up are rosevillesda.org; .net; .com. the .org is the primary name we will advertise. the others I want to lead to the .org. The email address we will will use will be user@rosevillesda.org. I think I have this part right? I add a Forward Master Zone 'rosevillesda.org'
Name - rosevillesda.org
File Name - rosevillesda.org.zone
Contact - root@localhost
Here is where I'm making a big guess.
Primary Nameserver (SOA) - ns1.rosevillesda.org
However if I remember correctly I must use the Add button in the Records window first and it will ask me for other information such as the IP address for the record. Where do I get the IP Address it wants, do I assign it one of my choosing?
Again I would love to arrange a time I could call someone while I am in front of the server and work all this out. I have unlimited FREE longdistance on my cell phone so the phone bill is NO PROBLEM for me as long as the call in within the US and I don't mind at all paying for a Canadian call as well. Again you may respond directly to edwin@echartier.org. I would really like to not have the church pay another month of service for the one email address they have now.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 06:06 PM   #12
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Re: Thanks

Quote:
Originally posted by eaglemc10s
Contact - root@localhost
It won't work. Localhost is not your domain name, it'll redirect the mail to the sender's machine. Use admin@rosevillesda.org or root@rosevillesda.org. First one seems to be a better solution, because root is a spaciel user and shouldn't get mail. Separate 'admin' account will do well.
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Primary Nameserver (SOA) - ns1.rosevillesda.org
However if I remember correctly I must use the Add button in the Records window first and it will ask me for other information such as the IP address for the record. Where do I get the IP Address it wants, do I assign it one of my choosing?
Give it the IP address (public one) the machine has/will have assigned.
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Again I would love to arrange a time I could call someone while I am in front of the server and work all this out. I have unlimited FREE longdistance on my cell phone so the phone bill is NO PROBLEM for me as long as the call in within the US and I don't mind at all paying for a Canadian call as well.
It won't work for me, look at my profile. Maybe someone else will jump into this thread.
 
  


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