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noni 25th August 2012 23:34

My DNS adventure
I think Ill start with a big THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed to this forum, writing tutorials and replying to topics. It has been a major help. I bought the ISPConfig manual but did not have the answers that I was looking for but assisted me in other things.

Im a Linux newbie setting up my own Debian server and ISPConfig on top. Its been a steep learning curve since Ive postponed writing a support-thread and tried to figure this out myself. Ive been going in circles so hopefully someone here can assist me in getting this right.

I followed this tutorial.

In the end of this thread I put the relevant settings so you get a better picture of how my system looks.

Here are a couple of questions:

1. How can I create ns1 and ns2 on my server if I only have one computer running all the services (web, dns, ftp, mail, et.c.)?

2. My registrar is IXWEBHOSTING but I was not able to put the static IP issued by my ISP as a DNS. Although, I was able to add the DNS of a freeDNS account I have at a local organization. I therefore assume that my DNS settings are not correct.

3. My machine has two NICs. Is it possible (or even a good idea) to connect the WAN straight to the machine and put the router behind it?

4. During the Debian install I gave my host a name (server1) and used a domain I have (e.g. at IXWEBHOSTING as my network domain. Is there perhaps somekind of conflict since I cant change the DNS at IX? After reading the Debian doc I changed resolv.conf, hosts and hostname and added a new domain and host name but Im not sure if that was smart of me.

So how can I have everything work using BIND as the DNS server for the required ns (ns1, ns2) on one machine?

Im completely lost. Thanks for your patience.

Here are my settings.

DNS: and
Port forward: 80, 8080, 53

domain eastside
search eastside



/etc/hosts localhost.localdomain localhost maur.eastside maur

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet

noni 26th August 2012 02:39

wrong category
Sorry about posting this here. Though Im sure I clicked the right category before I created the thread :-) Please move it for me.


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