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Old 17th January 2006, 21:51
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Originally Posted by Kankles
my prob is DNS. its the one area i'm really sketchy on. i registerd myself a domain and now i have control over that apparently. at least i can tell it which name servers i want it to use anyway.

so i presume if i want my domain to point to my fed 4 server which is behind a router then i need to set the name server on my registerd domain to my ip address and open my router to allow passage through to my server at

Originally Posted by Kankles
my router includes a dns server apparently.. perhaps i need that to deal with dns requests?
It's not a DNS server, it's a DNS resolver, i.e., it asks other name servers.

Originally Posted by Kankles
my other query is this; during setup, you can choose dhcp or set dns custom.
my router has a dhcp server but i have set to perminantly lease the ip to the mac address of my servers ethernet.
so i continue as custom and set my static ip for this server to
You should always use a static IP address for a server.

Originally Posted by Kankles
then it asks me to enter my gateway and dns servers so i figure my router is my gateway, right? i presume as non of my other p.c.s can lease that from it.
That's right.

Originally Posted by Kankles
so what are my dns servers? is it asking me for the ip of a root dns server i.e. or something else?
You can use any resolving name server that you know, e.g. the ones mentioned in the tutorial or the ones your ISP has given you. If your router rellay has a resolving name server, you can even use your router's IP address as name server.
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