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Old 03-31-2003, 10:55 AM   #1
knueven7
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apache virtual servers


I was wondering about apache virtual servers. Do I have to have a dns server to point the domain name to the proper IP address? Here's my situation. I am at a university where I have 4 web servers, but I am not permitted to run a DNS server (the university does that for us). I want to have my own domain name (knueven.com) run on my web servers. I have an IP already and can use apache virtual servers to host another domain, but do I need to have a DNS server to make my domain name point to the IP? Can someone please point me in the right direction. Since I cannot have my own DNS server I really don't know anything about DNS or apache virtual servers either. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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In order to have an official domain name you have to have a DNS server willing to serve up that name. You don't have to run the DNS server locally, just as long as someone is willing to do it for you.

However, you can't just arbitrarily add virtual servers to Apache. Virtual servers will only work if they're resolvable via standard name lookups.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:14 PM   #3
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yah, that's what I was afraid of. Thanks.
 
  


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