I'm trying to setup a windows 2003 server.
Its a small network of about 6 PCs
I get a router and attach the 6 pcs to the router, one of them being a server
I'm mostly going to be managing the network remotely so i'm planning to setup a few server applications that are going to be listening on ports eg
*router remote administration
*RDP connections to server and maybe all other PCs (may use different listening ports on each computer)
All this using the port forwarding feature of the router.
I have a domain name which i'm planning to use with this server/network (does that sound right?)
>> THE QUESTION IS HOW DO I ASSOCIATE THIS IP WITH THE SERVER OR NETWORK
I've done this before with dynamic dns.com where i just have the dyn domain forwarded to the routers ip and the do the port forwarding.
I thought i could make this a little more complex using DNS and Advanced DNS, wrong choice... (or was it?)
I really don't understand how works, or to state a bit clearer i only understand the bit about looking up domain names on dns servers (usually the ones provided by my isp).
But associating ip with a particular server, registering a dns server, hosts, mx, mxe, cname... #*&@*$*$@* all become really cryptic and confusing
HLEP!! Brief reading materials/links with illustrations welcomed ( me likee pictures)