Trying to set up sysinstall for use as web server.

I am trying to set up my laptop as a webserver in practice for the real thing.
I can connect to the internet but I am confused about appropriate settings for a web server
In the attachments you will see all the information in terms of; static ip address; gateway; etc.

My main problem is that I am confused the host and domain:
my registered domain is cobmlive.com : I am also attempting to set up bind but if I am not sure of which ip to use its not much going forward.
I was setting up as:

host: localhost
domain: cobmlive.com
IPV4 gateway: 173.9.41.202
name server: 68.87.71.226
IPv4 address: 172.9.41.201
netmask: 255.255.255.0  (although the guy who installed the router wrote on a paper he left the netmask
was 255.255.255.252)

if I do DHCP on sysinstall I get:
localhost.cobmlive.com
domain: wp.comcast.net
IP4Gateway:192.168.0.1
nameserver:192.168.0.1
Ipv4address:192.168.0.185
netmask: 255.255.255.0
I realize that this is setting up my lan as a gateway but I dont get the 192.168.0.185
So I wish to know how to set up this stuff so later I can use bind appropriately.
Magicolor-2490MF-000411030738.pdf
Magicolor-2490MF-000411031339.pdf
solunatecAsked:
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
Is there any information I can add to help someone help me...
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gheistCommented:
What result are you trying to accomplish? From your description - no fault at sysinstall's side, just your overly creativity changing netmask, which effectively disconnects you from your fellow neighbors.

Your DNS servers do not have records for your DNS domain.
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RowleyCommented:
If you're trying to host from your DSL connection, you'll probably want to register  with a dynamic dns provider, configure your router for the account. I use http://www.dyndns.com with no probs.

If you want to use your own domain, you could either set your external dns provider to forward within a frame or use a CNAME record for www say, pointing to your A record that you've set up for your host with dyndns.

Don't forget to configure port forwardinf for your webserver on your router.

Hope this helps.
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
the thing is that in the way that some people climb a mountain becuase its there; I want to set up my own dns server: so I went and got a static ip from comcast; so as I go trying to set up bind, I am not sure how to do it becuase I am not sure if I have to go through comcast or more likely I am to use the top  set of configurations being the the localhost, cobmlive.com set of configurations: so really this is a partial bind question.: when bind ask for 'host' I am not sure who it is.: as in :

$TTL 3600
cobmlive.com.   IN   SOA   host.cobmlive.com    root.cobmlive.com

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solunatecAuthor Commented:
I am using freebsd7
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
oh by the way the reason for bind is becuase I want to host my own page (which I already have) on my own server..using apache. php...etc.
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gheistCommented:
You still have not arranged nameservers of sbcglobal.net to serve your domain.

$ dig cobmlive.com +trace

problem is outside FreeBSD's and sysinstall's reach.
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
i did not know that thanks; i change them and they go back to something else??? I will have to call them but before I do which nameservers am I going to use the ones that my ip uses / I think not/ or the ones I am going to create as ns1.cobmlive.com etc.; or is there something else I have to do...
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gheistCommented:
These are your contracts not mine. I do use no-ip.com, it is supported with my wireless router.
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
I dont use no-ip.com either I mean cant you just create your own name server on your own machine?
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
do you have something like bind set up on your machine..server
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
ok i read them thanks: what are you trying to tell me? That since I dont know what I am doing that I should hold back? How does one learn then?
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gheistCommented:
From wikipedia:

Name servers. Domains usually need at least two authoritative name servers that perform name resolution for the domain. If they are not automatically provided by the registrar, the domain holder must specify domain names and IP addresses for these servers.

Another thing to do is add some more general and basic home net areas since your Q is generic to home internet connections.

Do you have these on your computer? Let me answer - NO.

It will be of more value if you ask person who registered domain of your email address to help you out.
uwhois.com is likely place to get hold of that top-secret information.
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
I know you must know a lot about these things yet I think your losing your ability to communicate or there must be some other problem here maybe me...; thanks for the help
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solunatecAuthor Commented:
whatever
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