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Old 04-30-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Setting up a domain name...

I'm sure this probably been asked before, but...I'm extremely new to linux and I've never done anything like this before so please bare with me...

I need to know how to set up a domain name that points to my website on my linux box (which is currently running Redhat 9). I'm doing this for a school assignment and I just need to work (I don't care about sercurity or anything like that) Please, go easy on the jargon (or explain it, if you decide to help me). I will be greatly appreciative if someone helps, because I'm so utterly lost at the moment...
Old 04-30-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
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Maybe you can go to a dynamic DNS site like and set a domain for your IP.

For example, you can set a virtual domain that points to your ip.

Also, if your provider usually changes your IP, you can download a software to update your IP on the site without intervention.

Old 05-02-2004, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. I hate to sound ungrateful, but is there another way to do this without having to rely on someone else? (Like editing a text file or something...). I asking this mainly because, I have the webserver setup on my box and I'm not changing the IP address anytime soon. (Not only that, I don't think this would fly with my instructor ^^;...). Like, I said earlier, I'm very grateful for this, but if there's another way to do it, then I'd like to know that too...

Edit: (Btw, I didn't mention this, but I have a domain name I'm going to use, I just need to set it up somehow to point to my webserver...)

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