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Old 04-05-2005, 05:59 AM   #1
Tamara
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setting up DNS


Hello Linux community,

I'm struggling with a problem (ProblemS I should say), I'd really appreciate
some help.

So here is the story.

I need to set up DNS on a linux box which we have purchased. This server
is supposed to serve as a mail exchanger. I've installed postfix, set up Apache, and installed mailman. They all work. Except that I left out one "small" detail, I don't have DNS set up on the box. So I had a go at setting up the nameserver, and I got as far as getting a local caching nameserver to work. but thats about it. I was instructed by our ISP (once I realized I wasn't recieving emails to the box) to do the following:

I quote:
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In order to get DNS functioning for a domain hosted on a
dedicated or virtual dedicated server that domain must be
pointed to the dedicated hosting server for DNS resolution.
Ensure that a zone file for the domain is setup on the dedicated or virtual
dedicated server. We cannot help you setup the zone file on your server, on dedicated servers we only install the OS and Plesk, if it is ordered.
Next, two 'Domain Hosts' must be registered. This is done
through our system, if we are the domain registrar, by
going to the 'Domain Host Summary' section of the domain
manager in your godaddy account.
Once the domain hosts are registered, then the domain
hosts can be bound to the domain. This would be done in
the 'Nameservers Summary' section of the domain
manager. Using the two domain hosts add them to the
domain by choosing 'Custom Name Servers' and then
saving. This now makes all queries for DNS resolution of
that domain go to the dedicated or virtual dedicated hosting
server.
-----------------

There is one fundomental issue I don't understand, How can I set up different hosts when I only have one box?

my IP is: 216.69.164.46
domain: aishlist.com

If I want to have 2 nameserveres on my box, for example:

ns1.aishlist.com
ns2.aishlist.com

and

mail.aishlist.com as my mail exchanger. How do I set this up all on one host, on the same machine?

Please, Please help

Many thanks (even for just reading to this point)

Tamara
 
Old 04-05-2005, 06:28 AM   #2
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Quote:
, How can I set up different hosts when I only have one box?
Do you mean this bit?
Quote:
two 'Domain Hosts' must be registered.
No, your ISP does that bit. That's on their machines.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 06:30 AM   #3
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Or have you paid for the domain only?
with no ISP hosting at all?
 
Old 04-05-2005, 09:06 AM   #4
Tamara
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Thanks for your reply Billy,

I guess I really am a "newbie", since I don't even know
how to ask my questions.

What we have is a Linux dedicated server purchased from goDaddy, and a domain name: aishlist.com. Does that answer the question? (Sorry for being so "newbieish")

Tamara
 
Old 04-05-2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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Just wanted to add:

When I go to the page to register 2 domain hosts. I'm required to provide:
<aHostname>.aishlist.com and an IP address.
What IP address am I supposed to specify?
Our server's IP address is:
216.69.164.46 (mask: 255.255.255.0)

Another question:

According to what they wrote to me. I'm supposed to set up my DNS/zone file and then to register the 2 domain hosts. or did I misunderstand this point?

Thanks again (waiting for reply...)

Tamara
 
  


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