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Old 07-26-2004, 02:44 PM   #1
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Creating nameserver to resolve purchased domain to my computer


I recently bought my own domain and I want to continue hosting from my own computer. I used to use dyndns.org as a dynamic dns address, but now I want my .com address to resolve to my computer. Note: I have dynamic ip addresses, but I usually keep the address for months at a time. I checked my router and found the address of both primary and secondary dns servers, but I am not sure what to do from there, as the nameservers I must have on my registered domain account cannot be in ip form. I understand I must do something in /etc/resolv.conf. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:07 PM   #2
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Check out the free DNS service at http://afraid.org It's quite nice.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying...but it seems as if I must purchase a domain name and register it with a few nameservers before I use the domain service...I already have a domain name. Or, do I not understand something?
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:24 PM   #4
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Just an observation the nameservers you got from your router have nothing to do with your domain name

These are provided by your ISP so that your web browser can resolve addresses when you are surfing the net

If you want to find out which nameservers are currently responsible for your domain, on the command line enter
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dig yourdomain.com
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Old 07-26-2004, 03:29 PM   #5
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First off, let me state this clearly

DNS hosting needs a STATIC dns address for the nameservers.

Just keeping a dynamic IP address for "weeks at a time" isn't enough. If you can't arrange to get a static ip address with your provider use the services provided by the company you registered dns with. Without a static ip address, each time your pc loads a new IP address you'll have at least a 48 hour delay on updating that address across *most* of the internet.

That being said, bind is a HUGE topic for discussion. DNS hosting and setup is not a trivial task as there are a few things to consider. Go read up on BIND or NAMED(they're the same thing) and come back with specific questions for help.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:36 PM   #6
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techrolla

Just an observation the nameservers you got from your router have nothing to do with your domain name

These are provided by your ISP so that your web browser can resolve addresses when you are surfing the net

If you want to find out which nameservers are currently responsible for your domain, on the command line enter
Code:
dig yourdomain.com
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I know the current nameservers, but will this eventually lead me into having to setup bind in one way or another? A Static ip address is not an option for me, as I don't have the $ for one, and my site isn't so important that it would be a disaster to have it off for 2 days. And "weeks" at a time should be "months" at a time, although it doesn't seem like that matters. So there is no quick answer to this? If not, I am all for doing the learning to get somethng working up here...
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:52 PM   #7
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Install your distro's package for webmin, and either webmin-bind or webmin-named, and use webmin to setup a new DNS server + records.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 03:55 PM   #8
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Check out the free DNS service at http://afraid.org It's quite nice.
I think Booster already gave you the answer to your problem

As jrmann1999 stated running a nameserver from your own machine is not a good idea with your dynamic IP

If you would like an insight into BIND look here DNS How-to

For dynamic DNS look here How-to

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Old 07-26-2004, 04:58 PM   #9
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Thanks...So if I set up my registrar's name servers to be the ns(n).afraid.org servers, I will be able to do this? Thanks.
 
Old 07-30-2004, 12:20 PM   #10
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Yup! Once you're set up on afraid.org, just point your registrar to it, and you should be off to the races. Well, it'll likely take hours or days before it filters out through the net.

Cheers!
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:35 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, it works like a dream http://muffinpeddler.com
 
Old 07-30-2004, 02:49 PM   #12
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Well done

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