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Old 05-05-2005, 03:33 PM   #1
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Setting up a DNS Server with Redhat 9


I am really new to using linux (Ive used windows all my life) and I finally got Apache set up. I was wondering if anyone could describe to me exactly how to set up the dns server so I can use www*scss*com for our band's website.
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Old 05-05-2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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we can't say "exactly" how... it's not like you just flip a switch and everythign magically works... i'd wonder if you even want a dns server at all.... what are you trying to do? if you have that domain name and want to "attach" it to your webserver, then you won't control the dns for it, the registrar for the domain would.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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Humm.. ok what im looking to do is instead of entering my IP address to load up our website i would like to type www*scss*com and have it come up WITHOUT having to pay someone for the name. I figgured since dns= Domain Name Server and www*scss*com is a Domain Name, thats what it would do
 
Old 05-05-2005, 05:37 PM   #4
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right. so go to whoever sold you the domain, and get them to either update the DNS records to a static IP, or update the name servers for that domain record to point to zoneedit.com or a similar free DNS provider.
 
Old 05-05-2005, 05:41 PM   #5
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See thats the thing. I DONT own the domain, I never bought it. I set up a redhat server designed specifically to get AROUND paying for it. So theres no way to do this for free, I have to buy one?
 
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you want someone to just give you an internet domain for no apparent reason? hmm.. maybe i'll make my server the DNS entry for microsoft.com.... and of course scss.com is already taken.

I'm left wondering if you actaully want an internet accessible domain after all... but then why bother with a pretend local domain for your own band??
 
Old 05-06-2005, 09:09 PM   #7
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Wow you dont have to be a dick about it. Im sorry if im new at linux but that doesnt mean you can flame me for asking a simple question. Glad i posted on linuxforums.org too, where SilentRage answered my questions nicely, without getting all pissy. Think I might switch to there instead.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 09:47 PM   #8
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Perhaps you could do what I did. Go to http://www.dyndns.org and set up a 'Dynamic' DNS account with them, for Free! that will always point to your IP address. Then you can host the web site locally, and run an update application that automatically updates dyndns with your new IP whenever it changes.

Hope this helps,

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