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Old 07-03-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
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DNS - How to????

Hi All,

Ok, heres the situation.
I have Slackware 9.1 running on a server at home connected to a router then connected to BT ADSL.

Apache, PHP, Mysql etc are all running on the server and webmin is running too.
I have a script setup to update my IP address with DNS exit every 15 minutes. My server domain name is held with DNSExit.

My first question is, would I be able to run a DNS service even though my server has a dynamic IP address? Reliability is not really an issue, this is just to give myself some experience.
I figure I should be able to have a name server like '' which knows the IP address of my server, so I personally think it would work, but hey, what do I know?

The second question is, how? where do I start, I know the basic principles of how DNS works, but I have no idea how to setup the server.
I have a spare domain name, which is parked with, I want to be able to setup its DNS to point to &, then my personal DNS server should then advice what IP address the page for the requested domain is on.

I hope someone can help me here, I'm very pleased that I;ve managed to get the web server running, and now want to move onto the next step.


Old 07-03-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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Each authoritative DNS server must be registered with your domain registrar and they must be registered both by name and by IP. In the case of a dynamic IP, this will not work.
Old 07-04-2004, 04:55 AM   #3
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Check out tutorial on DNS for good introduction to what you want to do.


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