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Old 19th September 2007, 20:21
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Originally Posted by showe1966
Another update....

Well my website is now reachable.
But, I have various problems with my DNS configuration as follows:-

1. My ISP tells me that if I register a .com domain name server as my primary
name server, they are not allowed to register it as they are in germany for technical reasons.

2. This is all well and good, but what I need to know is , for a single website, running ISPCONFIG , do I have to specify my local machine as being the primary DNS server or not ?
I suspect not.

If this is the case, then I will just use my ISP's DNS servers rather than specifying my own.

NB: I do need to run a mail server so I am not sure where this leaves me WRT my MX records and how I should set up my mail server if my local macine is not my primary name server.

No, you don't need to have your domain's NS records pointing at ISPConfig. You can configure external name servers to point to your ISPConfig machine's IP address

Mail service and DNS service don't have to run on the same machine. Just be sure to properly configure an MX record on whichever server does run run your DNS, and be sure that it points to your ISPConfig machine. Then make sure that /etc/postfix/local-host-names does include your domain (inserted by ISPConfig) and your machine's local hostname (maybe inserted by ISPConfig, maybe inserted by you below the "MAKE MANUAL CHANGES BELOW THIS LINE" line.
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