I want to understand DNS so I am going to build one (along with sendmail/exchange/apache/I
The network connection is a cable modem with a Nat router / UPS combo. I seem to keep my IP until the Nat Router looses power for a while which is almost never.
I register a name at Godaddy.com and pointed my DNS servers back to my "static" IP.
The DNS server is a Suse Linux Professional that has a gui to manage it ( looks nice but will it work :)
1 ) What port should I forward ( virtual server) through my Nat router. I checked http://www.iana.org/popular.htm
and now I am more confused than ever.
2) What can I put in my DNS server? The whole authoritative issue confuses me. If I make a domain xyz.org and my computers points to it, can I resolve for myself microsoft.com, netscape.net and Bubba_bbq_chitlins.com ? I am not talking about cashing or forwarding, can I resolve for my local machines, the IP addresses I assign to these machines. An example of this would be registering for my computers MR_Bill.com to resolve to Microsoft.com ?
3) Iis there a good how-to site for DNS so I can learn this stuff quickly without purchasing a good book? I am 'tween jobs again.