First of all I would like to give props to Falko, Till and all others for all their hard work helping others get the perfect setup, providing excellent tutorials and follow-ups on the forum.
I followed these tutorials to the "T" and am on the verge of having an awesome server.
I do have one final problem that I hope you may help me with. It is concerning DNS. I have researched the forums and googled till I am blue in the face but can't seem to understand what I am doing wrong.
Background: I have the following on and ASSL line assigned by my ISP
WAN IP 184.108.40.206 subnet 255.255.255.252
Lan IP range 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124 Static IP address
126.96.36.199 Static IP address
188.8.131.52 Static IP address
184.108.40.206 Static IP address
220.127.116.11 Static IP address
18.104.22.168 Cannot use (told that it was used for broadcast)
I also have eight domains registered with Network Solutions, previously I used only four of them on four of the addresses above with ISPCONFIG and this worked because it was IP-based.
My ultimate goal is to serve all eight domains on one or more of the addresses above. I am under the understading that ISPCONFIG allows you to serve multiple web sites on the same IP so I went to the DNS control panel of Network Solutions and tried to share merdance .com with jadedreality.net just to see if this will work.
Dartan.jadedreality.net was the name I replaced server.example.com in the perfect setup routine so I pointed both domain names to go to there and to go to the IP address of 22.214.171.124.
Then I went into ISPCONFIG and set up dartan.jadedreality.net (SOA) as the master dns server with 126.96.36.199 as the IP address. I setup merdance.com as a slave domain.
I then setup several sites: www.jadedreality.net
, webmail.jadedreality.net, www.merdance.com
and webmail.merdance.com. All of using IP 188.8.131.52. It made the appropriate files in var/www. If I sit at the console of this server everything seems to work fine when I check each site with a browser. But....if I go to another computer (184.108.40.206) I can only see the jadedreality sites. I allowed almost 36 hours for the changes in Network Solutions to be propigated but I just feel like something isn't right.
Can you tell me if I am going in the right direction??? Is my train of thought correct in this setup....will I be able to share all of these websites on the single Ip of 220.127.116.11 using ISPCONFIG??? Anything that I should have done different???
Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.