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Old 11th June 2008, 12:43
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Default The Perfect server, Help please

Let mestart off by telling you what I have. I'm using RoadRunner as ISP and A Belkin Router. Now my ?'s are in the first part of the setup.

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In the window that pops up uncheck Use dynamic IP configuration (DHCP) and Enable IPv6 support and give your network card a static IP address (in this tutorial I'm using the IP address 192.168.0.100 for demonstration purposes) and a suitable netmask (e.g. 255.255.255.0;
Now Would I use the IP Address My Router would supply or The IP That My Roadrunner has?

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Set the hostname manually, e.g. server1.example.com, and enter a gateway (e.g. 192.168.0.1) and up to two DNS servers (e.g. 145.253.2.75 and 193.174.32.18):
Same here, Is my host name is anything I want to give it? What about the gateway and the DNS numbers? Is ones I make up or the ones that are assign to my modem?

Sorry fo dumbness on this but if I dont ask I won't know.
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Old 12th June 2008, 14:21
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Now Would I use the IP Address My Router would supply or The IP That My Roadrunner has?
In your case it's a local, unused IP address from your LAN. What's your router's local IP address?

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Same here, Is my host name is anything I want to give it? What about the gateway and the DNS numbers? Is ones I make up or the ones that are assign to my modem?
The gateway is your router's local IP address. For the nameservers, you can use the ones provided by your ISP, or use the ones from the tutorial.
You can make up a hostname, but it would be good if it really exists (create an A record for it).
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Old 12th June 2008, 22:15
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OK, here is what I think to be my last question (I hope). On postfix there are two things that keep throwing me off. Myhostname and Mydomain name.
In CLI I do
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hostname
that comes up linux.dyndns.info. This is my website address also.
Is this what I would put in as myhostname?
I'm using dyndns

Now what would I use as mydomain name?

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You can use the same value for mydomain as well. You could even type
mydomain = $myhostname
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Would I be able to use like thunderbird to get my nail from outside my local network? If so, how? What would I use as an E-mail addrress, incoming and outgoing mail servers?
I am useing dyndns the free vresion if that matters.
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Would I be able to use like thunderbird to get my nail from outside my local network?
Yes.

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If so, how?
Tell your router to forward the ports 25 (SMTP), 110 (POP3), and 143 (IMAP) to your server.

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If so, how?
What would I use as an E-mail addrress,[/QUOTE]That depends on what you've set up as your email address.

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If so, how?
incoming and outgoing mail servers?
I am useing dyndns the free vresion if that matters.[/QUOTE]You can use any public IP address/hostname (e.g. your DynDNS hostname) that is pointing to your server.

Please note that sending might not be possible from your server if you are on a dynamic IP address as most dynamic IP addresses are blacklisted.
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