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Old 04-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Adding a new domain to nameserver


I have not used linux for a couple years now. I am taking over some work now and have a question.

The company has their own Red Hat Enterprise server and multiple domain names.

The nameserver for these domain names is this red hat server itself.
the Apache config sets up the vhosts and sends these domains to the proper directory for each website.

Here's my question. They are wanting me to add a couple more domain names. When i register them I will set the nameservers to direct to the server. What do I need to do to add these to the nameserver? Is just editing the httpd.conf enough? Or is there another step I need to do first?

Thanks in advance guys.
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DNS and httpd are 2 completely separate applications, DNS will probably be provided by bind. Try 'service named status' to see if it's actually running, then take a look at /etc/named.conf.
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If I should take a guess, their DNS is probably provided by the company where they register the domain, and some sort of control panel is provided for modifying these entries.
If you go into that panel, the safest thing to do is probably to copy the settings from the existing domains to the new one. As long as all web sites are served from the same server (with a single IP?) you might not need to change anything at all.

Why would you take a job requiring you to administer a http server if you don't know the difference between DNS and HTTP?
Sounds like a recipe for disaster.


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