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Name Server setup

634 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 5:40 AM by Pierre Froelicher1 RSS
Pierre Froelicher1 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Dec 6, 2012 9:08 AM

I have recently moved three domains onto my moutain lion server machine, which runs here in the office with a fixed IP number.

 

Two domains are brazilian, and the local registrar lets me do CNAME, A and MX records.

One domain however is mydomain.org and was hosted on IXWEBHOSTING and is still registered there until 2017.

Since I do not pay them anymore, they do not let me make DNS settings in their nameservers anymore.

They only let me choose two nameservers to forward to.

 

So I created ns1.mydomain.org and ns2.mydomain.org, both pointing to 200.204.202.110.. my local IP, where mydomain.org is running.

 

Here on the mls machine I have a zone record mydomain.org, some mx records (I use google apps for mail) and thwo nameserver records ns1.froelicher.org.

 

However it does not work. When I type in froelicher.org it does not find the right IP address.

 

How do I set up the nameservers, so I do not have to use some external ones?

 

Yours

Pierre

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • JaimeMagiera Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to Pierre Froelicher1)

    Nameserver entries have to point to actual machines. So, either ns1.froelicher.org and ns2.froelicher.org have to also be computer records or cnames (aliases) to other computer records.

  • UptimeJeff Level 4 Level 4 (3,390 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to Pierre Froelicher1)

    Lookup DNS Bind Glue Records

  • JaimeMagiera Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 5:57 AM (in response to Pierre Froelicher1)

    If I try a direct query of your nameserver, I get no connection.

     

    ovid:~ jaime$ host ns1.froelicher.org 200.204.202.110

    ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

     

     

    Do you have a firewall somewhere in between you and the public internet? Are you sure the service is running? if you run the same command above on your server, does it work? How about from a client on your local network?

     

    I'm able to ping your server. However, it's clear the port is not available. 

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