My DNS adventure

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by noni, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. noni

    noni New Member

    I think I´ll start with a big THANK YOU to everyone that has contributed to this forum, writing tutorials and replying to topics. It has been a major help. I bought the ISPConfig manual but did not have the answers that I was looking for but assisted me in other things.

    I´m a Linux newbie setting up my own Debian server and ISPConfig on top. It´s been a steep learning curve since I´ve postponed writing a support-thread and tried to figure this out myself. I´ve been going in circles so hopefully someone here can assist me in getting this right.

    I followed this tutorial.

    In the end of this thread I put the relevant settings so you get a better picture of how my system looks.

    Here are a couple of questions:

    1. How can I create ns1 and ns2 on my server if I only have one computer running all the services (web, dns, ftp, mail, et.c.)?

    2. My registrar is IXWEBHOSTING but I was not able to put the static IP issued by my ISP as a DNS. Although, I was able to add the DNS of a freeDNS account I have at a local organization. I therefore assume that my DNS settings are not correct.

    3. My machine has two NIC´s. Is it possible (or even a good idea) to connect the WAN straight to the machine and put the router behind it?

    4. During the Debian install I gave my host a name (server1) and used a domain I have (e.g. at IXWEBHOSTING as my network domain. Is there perhaps somekind of conflict since I can´t change the DNS at IX? After reading the Debian doc I changed resolv.conf, hosts and hostname and added a new domain and host name but I´m not sure if that was smart of me.

    So how can I have everything work using BIND as the DNS server for the required ns (ns1, ns2) on one machine?

    I´m completely lost. Thanks for your patience.

    Here are my settings.

    DNS: and
    Port forward: 80, 8080, 53

    domain eastside
    search eastside



    /etc/hosts localhost.localdomain localhost maur.eastside maur

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
  2. noni

    noni New Member

    wrong category

    Sorry about posting this here. Though I´m sure I clicked the right category before I created the thread :) Please move it for me.


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