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Old 05-28-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Cannot get to website using domain name


I cannot see to get to my site by domain name. I can get to it by IP address fine. I am guessing that the problem is with the Bind configuration file... or maybe Apache?

This works:
Code:
$ dig @dnsserver linuxquestions.org
Which means that DNS is working.
When I type in the browser the IP this works:
Code:
http://192.168.69.221/a_test_website
But this does not work:
Code:
http://mytestwebsite.com
Here is the db.atestsite.com file.
Code:
; BIND data file for mytestsite.    
;                       
$ORIGIN dynamicdnsname.here.com 
$TTL        604800      
;Name of the primary ns and the email of the administrator.
@           IN  SOA ns.mytestsite.com. admin.mytestsite.com. (
             2012052806 ;Serial                                                       
             604800      ; Refresh
             86400       ; Retry 
            2419200     ; Expire
            604800 )    ; Negative Cache TTL
;                       
;Tells dns servers on the Internet the primary ns server that have authorit    y
             IN  NS  ns.mytestsite.com.

;Anchor records that point to your domain.
;The address localhost.mytestsite.com can only be accessed by the server itself.
localhost   IN  A       127.0.0.1

;The domain name. The number should be the Public IP address. 
;This is the address they ping or browse to http://mytestsite.com.
mytestsite.com. IN  A       201.133.69.25

;Pinging ns.mytestsite.com. would return the public IP address.
ns          IN  A       192.168.69.221

;Browsing www.mytestsite.com. would take the viewer to the site.
www         IN  A       192.168.69.221

;Makes http://www.mytestsite.com. the same as http://forum.mytestsite.com.
forum       IN  CNAME   www
 
Old 05-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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Oh, btw, I am using Debian 6 and Apache2 Bind9.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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I had the same issue.. make sure your router is port forwarding 80 and 53. Here is how my zone file looks, and it works perfectly.

Code:
$TTL        3600
@       IN      SOA     ns1.mydomain.com. my.email.com. (
                        2012041603       ; serial, todays date + todays serial #
                        7200              ; refresh, seconds
                        540              ; retry, seconds
                        604800              ; expire, seconds
                        86400 )            ; minimum, seconds
;

mail           3600      A       		  81.xxx.xxx.xxx
mydomain.com. 3600      A         	          81.xxx.xxx.xxx
mydomain.com. 3600      MX    10                 mail.mydomain.com
mydomain.com. 3600      NS                       ns1.mydomain.com
mydomain.com. 3600      NS                       ns2.mydomain.com
www 	       3600      A        		  81.xxx.xxx.xxx
ns1.mydomain.com. IN A 81.xxx.xxx.xxx
ns2.mydomain.com. IN A 81.xxx.xxx.xxx
 
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #4
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working!

Forwarding the port worked. However I am getting the domain name of the router appended to the nslookup query.

domain name = adomain.tt.net
router's domain name = extradomain.com

Look at the output under Non-authoritative answer.

Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\johnny>nslookup xyz.us.to
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.X.X: Non-existent domain
*** Default servers are not available
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  192.168.X.X

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    adomain.tt.net.extradomain.com
Address:  32.21.165.32
 
Old 01-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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3600

nibraz:

Why did you write 3600 in the second column? I have never seen that before.

Code:
mail           3600      A       		  81.xxx.xxx.xxx
mydomain.com. 3600      A         	          81.xxx.xxx.xxx
mydomain.com. 3600      MX    10                 mail.mydomain.com
mydomain.com. 3600      NS                       ns1.mydomain.com
mydomain.com. 3600      NS                       ns2.mydomain.com
www 	       3600      A        		  81.xxx.xxx.xxx
 
Old 01-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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Hi,

Are you using Cpanel or PLESK?

;Browsing www.mytestsite.com. would take the viewer to the site.
www IN A 192.168.69.221

The answer is actually pretty simple. If you change, in your dns.conf file the POINTER from
www IN A 192.168.69.221

to

mytestsite.com IN A 192.168.69.221

It should work
 
Old 01-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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Hello, Please check with this.

Hi ,

First of all , You can check your website is working from local environment.

you can check through /etc/hosts entry....

/etc/hosts
IP domainname

192.168.*.* example.org
 
  


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