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troubleshooting Question

DNS Setup using Webmin and Bind on Linux

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Hi all,

I'm pretty new at DNS itself, so apologies if I don't really know much or am really slow.

Earlier this week, I set up Webmin (currently running if I access it by IP address) on a virtual server plan I bought, and I've got BIND 8 (Webmin-Bind8 module). It's all running, and I'm on basic configuration. I tried looking around, for answers, and read posts in some forums and also HOW-TO documents. I'm just totally confused.

The virtual server comes with 3 IP addresses: x.y.z.61, x.y.z.62, and x.y.z.63 (x.y.z being substituted). All of which are working. I've set up the box which listens on all three IP addresses and the hostname is blue.likuid.net. The thing is, I don't know how to proceed.

My BIND had 4 default master zones (0, 127, 255, localhost) and 1 default root zone. So, as I've read, I added a new master zone. I entered the domain name likuid.net with master server blue.likuid.net and confirmed I wanted it to be created. And so, Webmin created the master zone which contains one NS entry.

I'm not sure now. Will blue.likuid.net be my DNS? Or will I need to set up? Can someone give me steps, or at least, hints where to go? Should I create two A entries like... red.likuid.net with IP x.y.z.62 and green.likuid.net with IP x.y.z.63? So is blue.likuid.net just a dummy hostname? I would actually prefer not to use blue.likuid.net as a DNS, and have red and green as the DNS (or some other name when I get more creative).

I kind of think I would need to do the latter (two A entries), and then run an Apache on x.y.z.61 and add an A entry: likuid.net to x.y.z.61.

Also, would I need to add an A entry in the likuid.net master zone for localhost as well?

Any comments, especially directions, would be greatly appreciated. I have another question about the PTR stuff, but I don't know if I should be worrying about it right now.

Thanks in advance!
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