Noob with ?'s
I am 4 days new to Ubuntu and I have installed Falko's Perfect Server with ISPConfig 3. I also installed the desktop. I have a ton of questions and am not sure where to begin. I am pretty much ignorant in CLI-world, but am a fast learner.
So, everything up to the end of the Perfect Server instructions works. I set /etc/network/interfaces for my two ethernet ports thus (I totally guessed at this):
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet static
iface eth1 inet static
Ultimately I set the a-record (and mx records) with the domain seller and was able to "see" the server at all local and public ip's and domain name. However, during initial setup I forgot to change the "dhcp" to "static" in the file and was confused as to why I wasn't able to ssh to the server on the ip address. So I tried setting it via the desktop and was able to ssh. I later discovered my mistake and amended dhcp to static. The weird thing is I went back and deleted the ip settings in the desktop network connections and the server still has the same local ip and I can see locally, but Firefox in the desktop won't connect to any webpages and I can't access it remotely either via ip or domain name.
Is this because i haven't set up DNS on the server?
I have more questions, but more later.
thanks in advance for any help.