I think I´ll 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.
I´m a Linux newbie setting up my own Debian server and ISPConfig on top. It´s been a steep learning curve since I´ve postponed writing a support-thread and tried to figure this out myself. I´ve 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 NIC´s. 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. example.com) at IXWEBHOSTING as my network domain. Is there perhaps somekind of conflict since I can´t 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 I´m 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?
I´m completely lost. Thanks for your patience.
Here are my settings.
DNS: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
Port forward: 80, 8080, 53
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.1.111 maur.eastside maur
# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback