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Old 11-11-2003, 04:31 AM   #1
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web server

hey guys,

just a dot com addy, and want to direct it to my pc, which i wana set up as a web server. Ive installed apache and a couple other things i would need for the pages, but, fraknly.. i have no idea how to direct to my home pc.

first off.. is it possible for me? im running a home network with 3 pcś, and this is not the server pc. is it possible for the site to link to my IP ? mmm no idea on that.
Also, i need a DNS link ( a name and an IP) .. so it seems, in the company which i regiestered site. , they have something like

so yeah.. frankly, im totally lost as what to do?
first off, is it possible (not being the main pc in this network)?
if it is possible, how do i go about it?

thnx in advance
Old 11-11-2003, 08:11 AM   #2
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Well I am guessing you have a firewall setup.. Just foward port 80 to your webserver..
Old 11-11-2003, 08:12 AM   #3
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Well to direct to your PC or IP where your serving the pages, you'll need to setup a DNS server so you can tell your registrar what DNS your using so then the DNS can say hey, is IP and so on....

If you don't want to setup DNS and have DHCP IP from your ISP, you could use a service like or something like that, free DNS services.
Old 11-26-2003, 03:14 PM   #4
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What if you have DHCP from you ISP and want to run a DNS is this possible or should I just use Zoneedit and forget about it. I would really like to set up a DNS so I don't have to rely on someone elses server.

also I see that in the man pages I read for dhclient.conf
it said


The client now has some very limited support for doing DNS updates when a lease is acquired. This is prototypical, and probably doesn't do
what you want. It also only works if you happen to have control over
your DNS server, which isn't very likely.

does this mean that it may be possible if my isp supports this? how would I find out?

To make it work, you have to declare a key and zone as in the DHCP
server (see dhcpd.conf(5) for details). You also need to configure
the fqdn option on the client, as follows:

send fqdn.fqdn "";
send fqdn.encoded on;
send fqdn.server-update off;

The fqdn.fqdn option MUST be a fully-qualified domain name. You MUST
define a zone statement for the zone to be updated. The fqdn.encoded
option may need to be set to on or off, depending on the DHCP server
you are using.

stuff in blue is quoted from the man page

any help is appreciated

Last edited by rjwright; 11-26-2003 at 07:28 PM.


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