Bind9,Router and ISPconfig questions ...

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by hoopsx3, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. hoopsx3

    hoopsx3 New Member

    Hello all,

    I have a cable connection, with permission to run apache,exim,bind etc, as
    I pay extra every month.

    I setup ISPConfig, but may have messes up a setting or two...

    I will use these settings as an example.
    My wide area ip is and the server is at
    I opened all the needed ports, and forwarded them to in the router.

    In management, server,settings I have the
    IP Address as, now Im wondering if I need to
    open /etc/network/interfaces and add
    and change the server ip address

    The server was set up with a domain I own but have not updated the
    dns to point to it, I only did it to get through the install.
    we can call it
    I called the server, thinking that the servers
    domain didnt matter, as once I was comfortable with ISPConfig I would
    add the virtual domain as this is the important one.
    So I guess Im asking, does the servers main domain have to be "real and setup" for any other virtual domains to work ?

    Thanks !
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    1) No, you dont have to add your external IP if you use a router.

    You will have to use your internal IP for websites and your external IP for DNS records in the ISPConfig DNS-Manager.

    2) Yes. The sever uses this domain as sender address for sending mails. If it does not exist, most mailservers will refuse the delivery of your emails.

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