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By Cyrixxs ·
Hi, I am currently learning to use the w2k dns server and it works fine internally (ie all the local computers work fine) My questions is though, how does one make a w2k DNS server available on the internet? for example making an alias of www for your domain of somedomainhere.com, and then attempting to get www.somedomainhere.com from some computer from on the internet? Is it even possible with win 2k?

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by Raffi_ In reply to DNS server question

Sure it is possible. You want more than one however. All registrars will require you to enter at least 2 DNS servers for redundancy when registering a domain. You can always ask your ISP to host the secondary and there are several "free" ones available as well.

The domain in question would have to have its record changed. The registrar should have an on-line form to allow this. Simply change the DNS records at the registrar to point to your DNS server.

The "www" part of a URL is just an alias that can be created in your DNS MMC. Right click on the domain and choose "New alias . . ." You can also add your mail server stuff in here (MX records).

I may make it sound too. I've been working with DNS for some time now and I think it is,in theory, very easy. In practice however I find it very difficult to keep straight in my brain.

We have a Linux box acting as the primary and a Win2K box actingf as the secondary and it works great.

If i can add anything please let me know.
Regards
Raffi_

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by Raffi_ In reply to DNS server question

The "hostname" that your registrar refers to is YOUR DNS server.

So, whatever your dns server is called is the hostname. Keep clear on the fact that what you are doing is saying "This machine called ns1.somedomainhere.com, is going to tell the world how to get to www.somedomainhere.com". ns1.somedomainhere.com could just as easily tell the world how to get to
www.not-on-mylan.com.

When you ping your DNS server by name it should return the IP address that you give to your registrar.

Regards
Raffi_

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by Cyrixxs In reply to DNS server question

okay, one more question though, my registrar requires that I enter a hostname as well as the ip's now, is that the hostname that my IP assigns me, or one that I assign myself?

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by estebandelatorre In reply to DNS server question

1.-What your isp gave you is an ip (or scope) address.
2.- Usually the isp has it's own dns server (at least two, in order to be an isp)
What you need to do is.
Assign your Web server, a public ip address from step 1.
3.- Give the machine any name
4.- Create a web page in that server.
5.- Register a Domain name like Myweb.com
6.- Instruct your Domain provider to ADD a HOST record for web services into his DNS. Simply gave him the ip address (from step 1, and the domain name.
Once the record is created, it replicates all over the web, saying that www.myweb.com points to your server ip address (from step 1)
You don't need to have your own public dns server to accomplish this.

Good luck!!

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