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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 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 and, both pointing to my local IP, where is running.


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


However it does not work. When I type in 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?




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 and 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

    ;; 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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