DNS, Nameservers and crazyness!
Posted on 2008-06-10
When the question is DNS, nameservers and etc., I am not an expert. I'm a newbie. My expertise is on other areas.
I have ordered a dedicated server from a company and this is the configuration I received from them
server name = box.server
nameservers = ns1.box.server and ns2.box.server
obviously the machine was configured without a valid domain name.
after struggling with the hosting company to obtain more informations and to obtain an explanation of how can I setup a domain and point it to a machine that not even has a valid name, they gave me an explanation so condensed that it would be necessary a PhD in rocket science to understand that.
On the past that would gave me a reason to cancel the service and ask for a refund, but as their box is a screamer and the price is good, I would like to give one more try.
All domains I have are already working on other hosting companies. The new box has no valid domain or nameserver configured. They gave me 2 IP's for the box. Let's suppose 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. Doing a reverse DNS lookup using the domains they gave me, reveals a domain name like "machine.domain.com"
The box has DirectAdmin panel and full ssh root access.
My big question is:
All I have is a new box with 2 IP and full root access. How can I setup this box to respond to a domain, so I can have nameservers if I have to have nameservers in order to have a domain? This is insane!
It is a paradox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I need the help of someone with super powers in DNS, nameservers and stuff like that.
The box has DirectAdmin panel. If you can tell me what to do using this panel, I prefer. If you don't knot this panel you can tell me which files to edit. I am comfortable using Vi and ssh. No problem. Just tell me which files to edit.