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Setting up a dns

nikitin
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Hello experts!
I recently switched isp:s, now i got a adsl-provider with a static ip.
I've set up a linux box with apache, ftp etc.
I've registered a domain at namezero.com.
How do I set up a DNS on my linux box, and what do I have to do in order for the domain to be on my DNS (so I can easily add subdomains etc)?

It's ok by namezero i just have to mail them the new dns info.
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Are you setting up a PUBLIC DNS so that your IP is pointing to a WWW.####.COM name? What is the DNS for? Is the DNS for your private network?

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The DNS should be public, so that my ip will be pointing at www.#######.org. I also want to be able to easily add subdomains - whatever.#####.org

Is it possible to do such thing?

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Yes, very possible. Take a look at the DNS HOWTO at www.linuxdoc.org. If you are really interested in running a publicly accessible name server I _strongly_ suggest you buy/borrow 'DNS and Bind' from O'Reilly Assoc.

There are a number of security and configuration issues that you need an understanding of in order to keep things running smoothly. The first 3 or 4 chapters cover the theory and should be a quick read if you are computer savvy. Once you have this info under your belt it is quite straight forward ( but finicky ) to configure and run the nameserver.
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The following files are required for the setting up of the Domain Name Server on your System.
The details required for the files are also given:
1. named.conf directory /etc
2. named.boot directory /etc
3. resolv.conf directory /etc
4. db.whatever.com directory /var/named
5. db.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx directory /var/named
6. db.127.0.0 directory /var/named
7. db.local  directory /var/named
8. db.cache directory /var/named

Please send me your mail Id than I can attach these files and send it to you.

Bye

Arun

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thanks

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