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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.
Sorry, had to use * because I dont have 5 posts yet
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.
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
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.
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.
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.