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Old 01-12-2011, 02:38 PM   #1
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whats the cheapest (FREE) way to setup a DNS to home server.

Hi thanks for reading. I run a game server and host a website on ubuntu 10.10 apache2.x mysql, php5, phpmyadmin, vsftpd. perl5. i have a website that has a main page with info the links to the stats page for hlstats on the server and a phpbb3 forum. runnig on a static ip at HTTP:// im looking at making it easier to get to the website part of it with a now i know i can just pay a DNS company to set it up. but im poor cheap and limited on what i can afford.
if any one can point me in the right dirction on seting up a dns on my own. or a cheap easy way.
thanks for all the help.
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You can setup a dns server on any linux or unix platform for free you just have to make sure that the company you bought your domain from point the domain to your dns servers to resolve any look up's made. You will then have to make sure that your dns server is accessible from the internet on port 53 tcp & udp.
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thanks for ur imput i am aware of that. i have registered and i have a website running on HTT:// it is a static ip but everything im reading on to have your own dns server you need 2 static ips. am i wrong? im a bit confused on how to go about this. now any tutorials that explain. or a servis that will just redirect to my home ip when you type that in the browser. i also heard of these guys that have a free dns server but im a bit confused on it. thanks.

and also i have DMZ turned on going to my server so all the ports should be open. or is that bad?

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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ok ive been reading for hours and trying to do this. i installed bind9 and now im having trouble figuring out how to configure and set it up. like i got a domain name. i installed bind9 now i need to know what ip addresses i need and how to configure the .conf and zone files. and what ever else. and do i just tranfer my domain to my server or what? any help would be appreciated thanks
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As far as setting up bind9, here are a couple of links that I found helpful. BTW, I had bind9 with dynamic DNS up and running quickly on my lan when I was a total novice using these links.

DNS_and_DHCP link and Bind9_config link.

The links are a little dated (Ubuntu Hardy) but the Bind and DHCP configuration should still be the same. There are also some additional links at the top of those pages with more information on setting up bind.


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