I will be hosting my own DNS server soon. I am hosting my own DNS server, because I have a webserver I host. I also have an INTERNAL mail server. (for internal use. Just so people from the internet can email me "firstname.lastname@example.org and it will reach my mail server)
Things I have done:
1. Machine is fully patched. The ONLY thing running on it is DNS . (I killed dynamic updates, turned off recursion, and uninstalled any un-needed features).
2. The DNS server has a static IP of 192.168.1.4. It's primary DNS (in it's TCP/IP properties) is pointing to itself as 127.0.0.1
3. Port UDP 53 is open on my firewall
Now the questions:
1. I know I have to create a forward lookup zone. What should I call my zone? Does the name matter?
2. For entries in my forward lookup zone, I will need:
-an A record pointing to my webserver
-an A record pointing to my internal mail server
and that is it for the forward lookup zone right?
3. Will I need to configure a Reverse lookup zone? Does it matter.