LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
sortia
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: uk
Distribution: CentOS / Ubuntu
Posts: 22

Rep: Reputation: 15
web server dns help


Hi,
I have a fedora 2 box, which connects to my dsl router (dsl with static ip).
I have setup my router so port 80 points to the fedora box...
So if i browse http:/my ip on another computer outside the network it works 100%... now i have a domain name that i would like to point to the fedora box, but i have no idea how i have got about this. i know i have to set the dns but how??

All the tutorials i have read say install bind...but i need to set my router with the dns not the fedora box?? right?? wrong??


Any help greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
TigerOC
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Devon, UK
Distribution: Debian Etc/kernel 2.6.18-4K7
Posts: 2,380

Rep: Reputation: 49
All you need to do is have the registrar of the domain name point it to your static ip address. Some registrar's (mine as an example) have a control panel where you can do this yourself. Mine took about 24 hours to propogate.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:14 AM   #3
sortia
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: uk
Distribution: CentOS / Ubuntu
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
so i can just put my ip address in the dns server hostname??

thanks!! i expected it to be harder than that!!!
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:19 AM   #4
sortia
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: uk
Distribution: CentOS / Ubuntu
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Hey TigerOC i get an error

'Please use a valid DNS Host Name (IP address not allowed.)'

any suggestions??
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:26 AM   #5
TigerOC
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Devon, UK
Distribution: Debian Etc/kernel 2.6.18-4K7
Posts: 2,380

Rep: Reputation: 49
The usual procedure when you buy the domain name is that the domain name is given a place holder by the registrar so when you enter the domain name in a browser it resolves back to the registrar. The registrar will either have to be told or instructed to point the domain name to your ip address or the have facilities available for you to carry this out yourself i.e. the registrar needs to change the DNS records in their system. It has nothing to do with your system at all.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
sortia
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: uk
Distribution: CentOS / Ubuntu
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks
 
Old 01-25-2005, 02:34 PM   #7
jag2000
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04
Posts: 315
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 31
you can use zone edit . for free dns
 
Old 01-25-2005, 05:21 PM   #8
sortia
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: uk
Distribution: CentOS / Ubuntu
Posts: 22

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
thanks jag2000 i have done just that...
 
Old 01-25-2005, 05:25 PM   #9
jag2000
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Ohio
Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04
Posts: 315
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 31
no problem.. dont forget it may take 24 hours to propagate thru the net
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
web server ,dns serve,mysql server ibrahimovhasan Linux - Newbie 4 05-11-2005 03:29 AM
Problem with web server and DNS cb8100 Linux - Networking 5 03-21-2005 10:47 AM
How the DNS-server is connected to work of a web-server and a mail-server? ukrainet Linux - Newbie 2 01-10-2005 09:18 PM
dns and web server without www in address bbqdude Linux - Networking 8 02-05-2004 08:40 PM
Setup a linux server, DNS, WEB, FTP, and Mail Server Help watermelon_lee Linux - Networking 1 08-26-2003 03:09 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration