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Old 02-16-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Nameservers


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I am trying to set up a mail server following the perfect server guide for fedora 11. I am confused as to what to enter for the nameservers. I already have a webserver running using fedora. I used ZoneEdit.com for the nameservers for the web server. Should i be using the same nameservers for my mail server?
 
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You just need a functional DNS server.
 
Old 02-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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would that need to be on the local network?
 
Old 02-17-2010, 07:27 AM   #4
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not if you don't want to resolve anything that is only resolvable within that network, which sounds unlikely from the question.

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the last post was very confusing to try to figure out what you were saying. What I am trying to do is set up an email server for my business. What I gathered from your last post is that I need a DNS server somewhere other than the network that my mail server is on. But what domain name do i need to resolve? mail.example.com? Do I actually have to have the DNS server, or can I use some DNS service like ZoneEdit?
 
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Sorry, might have been confused as I forgot the un in unlikely. Other than that it should be quite clear really. You need to resolve anything that needs resolving, sorry if that sounds too obvious, but there's not much else to it. If you want to send email to dave@yahoo.com then you'll need to resolve an mx record for yahoo.com and the A record for that mx. likewise if you want to send an email to dave@sales then the sales DNS records will need to be obtained from your internal DNS servers as it's clearly not resolvable externally. If you have no special interest in this, and only want to resolve global addresses, then you just need *ANY* dns server, opendns (208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.222), google dns (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4), your own isp DNS, whatever you like. You're only using it, not configuring anything about it.
 
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Thanks! that's exactly what I needed to know!
 
  


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