Ispconfig and intranet

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by happz, May 18, 2009.

  1. happz

    happz Member

    After installing ubuntu 9.04 via perfect server setup I was happy to see that might be able to run this in an intranet environment. BUT, I am not able to resolve some questions and cannot contact the right people to help so i will ask the audience.

    During the install of server, the system picked up a dhcp ip. When i tried this with a static IP it didn't work out at the end. If I used a static i could not browse to ISPConfig AP panel but could only get to it if i typed in the IP address then :81.

    For now, i will leave the dhcp IP (which talks to the WAN/Backbone company) as this is all just a test to see if I can even run ispconfig on WAN/LAN.

    So, when I went to the step [vi /etc/network/interfaces] i found that the system picked up this type of info: [myservername]

    We are in AD environment by the way. Well, at this point all is good and at the end of the install of ispconfig i answered this way-
    www: myservername (instead of putting www) backbone.wan.netl (just like i saw it in my /etc/network/interfaces)
    and the installation complete.
    I can http:/ / myservername[dot]backbone[dot]net:81 and get to the ispconfig APC.
    Now, my ns1 and ns2 are listed as as described above.

    Next I went to the DNS tap and created my Master DNS: with the IP of my dhcp assigned ip.

    Next, I created my first user. I created a fake client: happz
    Then I created hosting plans of 10 g and 20 g.
    Next I went to create my 1st site. for www i answered: WWW
    for domain: SITEONE.TEST
    finally result would be www.siteone.test (didn't want to use .com here)

    Note: I did check DNS and DNS MX boxes. This created an entry for the domain in the DNS tabbed section.

    Then I went to my WinXP system in ../../etc/host file and added this which is the dhcp IP my system picked up:

    20.x.x.x [space] www.siteone.test

    At this point, i even rebooted my xp system to make sure the host file took.

    Lastly, went to my browser and typed in www[dot]siteone[dot]test and I only get an error back that there is no DNS.

    So, how can i make ispconfig work with what I've reported here?

    My thought is that DNS doesn't know what .test is but I read that in an intranet environment you could do this if you do one of two things...i decided to do the one which is to add a line in the clients host file.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you check if your changes to the client hosts file were saved?
    Normally this works without problems, and no restart is needed.
  3. happz

    happz Member


    The HOST File on my windows xp machine has the information after a reboot.

    Last edited: May 19, 2009

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