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Old 09-27-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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How to have a Nameserver with dynamic IP?


Hello.

I would like to know if is possible to create a public nameserver for a domain I have registered having a dynamic ip? I would like to host a couple of websites on a webserver using virtual hosting. I currently have the domain forward to my server using no-ip but, I would like to have complete control over the domain especially for the mail. I would also like to have a mail server where I can add/remove mail addresses.

I dont know if this is possible with a dynamic ip but, I'm just curious if someone has an alternative to doing this.

I really like to manage my domain name on my own with a dynamic but, Iīve read somewhere that youīre not able to do so because of spam. Letīs say I create a mail server at home and try to send an email to a yahoo, hotmail, etc I get some errors saying that the mail server is not registered or something like that, canīt remember.

I donīt know how hard it is to maintain your own zone and mail server running bind9 and exim or any other. I would like to be able to send emails with *@mydomain.com and be able to create subdomains for my own website: http://sub.mydomain.com.

Like I mentioned, I donīt know how hard it is so I ask for help on how to accomplish this if is possible.

Thanks in advanced for your help.
 
Old 09-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #2
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Hello.

I would like to know if is possible to create a public nameserver for a domain I have registered having a dynamic ip?
Technically yes, however it is ill-advised, because you still have to set the glue record for the domain to your ip. Some people (like me) do this anyway, because their IP (in practice) doesn't change.

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I would like to host a couple of websites on a webserver using virtual hosting. I currently have the domain forward to my server using no-ip but, I would like to have complete control over the domain especially for the mail. I would also like to have a mail server where I can add/remove mail addresses.
Sounds good. Setup apache, bind, postfix, and dovecot. Or whatever you like -- there are a lot more choices especially for mail.

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I dont know if this is possible with a dynamic ip but, I'm just curious if someone has an alternative to doing this.
Well, you could use someone else's DNS service and still do all of that other stuff.

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I really like to manage my domain name on my own with a dynamic but, Iīve read somewhere that youīre not able to do so because of spam.
Huh?

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Letīs say I create a mail server at home and try to send an email to a yahoo, hotmail, etc I get some errors saying that the mail server is not registered or something like that, canīt remember.
Yea, there's a page about "bulk" mailing at Gmail anyway. Basically, a lot of the big mail domains will want you to add a TXT record to your DNS with info about mailing routes, and to provide an abuse@yourdomain.tld email for abuse reports, etc. Follow the link that shows up in your postfix log when you try to email gmail (or others) to resolve this.

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I donīt know how hard it is to maintain your own zone and mail server running bind9 and exim or any other. I would like to be able to send emails with *@mydomain.com and be able to create subdomains for my own website: http://sub.mydomain.com.
My life was easier when I had someelse doing my dns and email, honestly. It can be a fun project. But DNS and mail probably are expected to be more reliable than just a website or something of the like. Big companies rarely go down.

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Old 09-27-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying.

My ip doesn't change much. I guess I should just get a static ip and start from there. I don't feel like spending the money on it but, ....

How did you go about setting your mail and dns servers?

Please guide me to where I can find good info on this.

Thanks again.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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I use dyndns.org...

I have postfix running, but I needed their mailhost option... I am burned out trying to get it to work.. But I may be up to show you what I learned later... you can email me a tiredsoul2000-buy@yahoo.com... a disposable email address, so hopefully I won't get 1000 of emails there lol... I still can email my mail server from yahoo... It is really ticking me off...

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