Newb: Do I need to run a dns server?

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Slowhand, May 31, 2009.

  1. Slowhand

    Slowhand New Member

    Hi,

    Quick question...

    I want to run a mailserver for several domains which point to my ip address.

    Do I need to run a DNS server to do this? Or is it sufficient that the domains resolve to my external ip address?

    I don't understand the concept of a "fully qualified domain name"...

    Thanks :)

    Slowhand
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, you don't need to run a DNS server, provided that someone else is running the DNS servers for your domains (usually your domain registrar).
     
  3. Slowhand

    Slowhand New Member

    Falko,

    Many thanks. That's what I thought :)

    Slowhand
     
  4. robertlouwen

    robertlouwen New Member

    @ Falko,

    Quote : "No, you don't need to run a DNS server, provided that someone else is running the DNS servers for your domains (usually your domain registrar)."

    I am on Fedora 10 with ISPConfig 3.0.1.3 without DNS zone and so and actually everything seems to be working.
    Will I have an advantage like better performance or better security when I use the DNS wizard for all kind of records ?

    In server config I used the machine IP instead of my ISP IP and NS from my domain registrar.
     
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Do you want to run your own DNS server, or does your registrar host your DNS records for you?
     
  6. robertlouwen

    robertlouwen New Member

    Good evening Falko,

    For me the question is do I need to run a DNS server.

    At my server I will host something.org and something.nu ( both registered and the registrar host DNS records ) and for my son something.nl ( registered at an other registrar )

    And that will be it. I don't intend to start my own registrar company or hosting company
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    If the registrars are hosting the DNS records, then you don't need to run a DNS server.
     

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