Some basic pre-installation questions
Hi everyone--I have been reading these forums for the past couple months trying to gain knowledge and experience in server deployment. I am still very new to Linux but I have a strong desire to become proficient with it.
So with that said here is my scenario followed by my questions.
Server: Debian Etch (The Perfect Setup--completed--"Thanks Falko")
Network Info: WAN - 1 Dynamic IP - 63.92.159.xxx
LAN - 192.168.1.xxx
Gateway - 192.168.1.1
Netmask - 255.255.255.0
Network - 192.168.1.0
Broadcast - 192.168.1.255
Router Linksys - (with DynDNS updating to acehome.homelinux.net) Necessary ports are forwarded to 192.168.1.200
5 interfaces configured on server eth0 192.168.1.200
I have custom DNS services from DynDNS for pipeline2020.com which is a domain I own.
**I will preface my questions with the statement that I am attempting this for learning purposes only. Pipeline2020.com, although purchased for a purpose will be hosted on a commercial site when completed.
**My goal is to correctly configure a DNS server and resolve virtual websites to their corresponding internal ip's from the outside world. The primary reason is to provide ssl on each site that I run.
1. During the ISPConfig setup, what do i use for the ispconfig web IP?
2. What do I use for the hostname
3. What do I use for the domain
(Publishing my DNS server)
1. Given I have control over the DNS for pipeline2020.com can what is the best way to publish my DNS server so it can be seen from the outside world?
2. Is there a way I can cheat on the 2nd nameserver required as I do not wish to set up another system (probably frugal anyway since I only have 1 IP)
1. Are there any special configuration changes I may need to make after the install. I noted on a previous practice install that the host was "www". And if I remember, there was a setting for Server 1 and the nameservers seemed to default to www.acehome.homelinux.net. (note on my practice install the FQDN was dserver.acehome.homelinux.net) whereas this new installation is going on the machine with a FQDN of server1.pipeline2020.com. I guess what I am wondering, where does the "www", and "Server 1" settings come into play? And what should my actual nameservers be?
2. When ISPConfig creates a new site obviously it is creating the DNS forward zone also. Is there any need for me to create a reverse zone for this site also?
If I can gain an understanding of these concepts I can get thru the install correctly I believe.
Note: On my practice install my DNS resolved correctly from the LAN but not the outside world.
Thanks you in advance for any help!
I'm no pro myself, but I will try and point you the right direction.
2. the hostname you want the site to be known by.
For example: if you say: server01 then people have to go to server01.pipeline2020.com, if you say www, then people have to go to www.pipeline2020.com .
3. Your domain you want to use. I guess that would be pipeline2020.com .
2. Don't fill it in, or just fill in the same IP twice. This is not recomended, because you wont have a backup dns server then, but i guess you are aware of that allready.
2. Reverse DNS is something you should bug your ISP with.
I suppose you will not be able to change your rdns of your home-ip,
but once you are setting up a dedicated server with a fixed ip, it is recomended to ask your ISP to set the rdns for your server's IP.
If you have only 1 IP, then you will need it for the mail, if you have several IP's and want to provide ssl, then you need it for your SSL on every specific IP.
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