First I would like to say that I am not as noob as some. With that being said I have to ask for some professional help! I have been up for a while following "The Perfect Setup - OpenSuSE 1.2(32-bit)". I am quite impressed with how far I have got, since I have no clue of what I did...I just know that at the end of all of this I will be running a rock solid server.
My problem is that ?my dns doesn't resolve?. I have completed the tutorial and have ISPConfig successfully working, but even there I wasn't exactly sure of how to set up the host name and domain. I have played with the /etc/host file, /etc/apache2/httpd.conf, the /etc/listen.conf and even the named config. I am not exactly sure of where to put things. I am pretty sure of what things are but the exact position of them is a bit confusing at this point.
I have my host name 'www mydomainname com' with the mx record to'mail.mydomain.com' pointing to the ip my isp has given me.
My domain is forwarded with a port of 8000 because my isp filters port 80 and ?8080?, so that I can have people connect to my server with my domain name instead of an ip.
The /etc/hosts file has 'www mydomainname com'
the /etc/listen.conf has 'listen 8000'
my ip is setup in the router as a static
I can connect to the ISPconfig admin panel from my other computer on the address one nine two one six eight zero one hundred one port eight one but not with the external ip (my isp given ip).
I can access my apache server with the external ip address myispIP8000
I guess there is a problem with my dns servers? Which is why I messed with named. I even created my own name servers and try putting them to replace my host name server's, still didn't work.
So My question here is what could be my problem and how would I figure out what I need to do next? I can upload any output from logs if need be.