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 188.8.131.52 subnet 255.255.255.252
Lan IP range 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168 Static IP address
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 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 18.104.22.168.
Then I went into ISPCONFIG and set up dartan.jadedreality.net (SOA) as the master dns server with 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199. 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 (188.8.131.52) 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 184.108.40.206 using ISPCONFIG??? Anything that I should have done different???
Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.