Please some advice and suggestions for my server initial setup.
Situation : - myowndomain.com ( b-smarthosting.net ) - Static IP - Modem - AIRPORT extreme ( static IP and DHCP active for clients ). - Backup medium ( USB connection with AIRPORT extreme ) - MAC mini server ( new ) needed for SBS purposes ( ethernet connection with AIRPORT ). - Client MAC & Windows ( 5-10 connected with the AIRPORT for internet ) - Printer ( all in one) . - 20- 40 mail accounts
server purposes : file sharing, web service , e-mail service etc. Must all reachable out site the lan ( mail, files ).
Future : Possible second domain.
My domain registry is running the DNS server . ( ns1.b.smarthosting.net and ns1.smarthosting.net ). ( DirectAdmin for control DNS )
I do not have a second server name server in use ( one server one location in use ). I wish to run the e-mail service on my own server ( and Sendlabs MX backup Dyndns for backup ).
How to setup ?
DHCP : manuel ( airport is DHCP server connected to modem ) IP adres : 10.0.1.5 Router : 10.0.1.1 subnetmask : 127.0.1.1 Search domain : ( where is this setting for ? )
Next screen : enabled airport extreme auto management
Next screen : Primary dns name : ns1.b.smarthosting.net ( my big question ; is this correct ? ) Computer name : osxserver
Or is it better to chose osxserver.mydomain.com as primary DNS name ( do not have second name server ). And change the NS record in DirectAdmin to my own server ( ns1.b.smarthosting.net to mydomain.com )? And make de records ( www, subdomain.mydomain.com ) in my own DNS server.