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    linux newbe

    ok i have just set up a ubuntu server on my network not being used as nothing but a web server for internal use with media ect ect on it but i have a little problem i have given it a static ip say for example 192.168.1.100 no this is the problem wen typing in a web browser say http://test.server it cant find it but if i type 192.168.1.100 it works i have added ip and name to dns but still no joy any idears please.

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    Re: linux newbe

    It's the dot between test and server that's the problem. It makes it appear that you have an extra subdomain called 'server' and that the machine's FQDN (fully qualified domain name) is test.server.school-domain.local

    You should rename the sever as test-server

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    Re: linux newbe

    Also you might have to manually create an entry in your DNS server for it ( I had to with my Ubunutu printserver)

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    Re: linux newbe

    Linux DHCP clients by default don't register themselves in DNS. You have to tell them to do this.

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    Re: linux newbe

    i have rergesterd it on dns the problem i have is fqdn ie the severs name is School-web.swgfl.area.sch.uk my server being the school web and for some reasone it took this from dhcp and it will not be going external so have set it up as a standalone. on the same thing i am using isp config is that any good

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    Re: linux newbe

    In your DNS, forward lookup zone, what is the name of your server (in left pane)?

    In the DNS Host (A) record what is the FQDN and IP?

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    Re: linux newbe

    in dns it is sb-local-web in the sbserner.local zone do i need to pont dhcp to the linux server as a dns server

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    Re: linux newbe

    i have just found the problem ?? ad its why i have been strugling for so long when the server was set up dns points to the external dns servers but does not point to itself so it does not see the .local network. i have added the extra dns in ie poins back to its self and it works fine now. lol always the simple ones we miss.

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    Re: linux newbe

    on the same subject if i want to create a website ie school.com i know how to create it on the web server do i just create a new dns host pointing to the same ip in my local zone or do i just add the web server as another dns server

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    Re: linux newbe

    Your DNS server forwarder should be set to your ISP's DNS Server(s).

    Your DHCP server should be set to supply the IP address of your DNS server as the DNS address for your computers.

    Because, your web server is linux and static IP, the other computers don't know about its name until you create a manual Host (A) record in your DNS server.

    Your web server should not run another DNS server. (Unless you want to be very clever and have a backup but I wouldn't recommend using a linux DNS server to act as a secondary DNS server in an AD enviroment 8O )

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    PS If anyone thinks this is poor advice please feel free to correct me

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    Re: linux newbe

    in the end i have created a new forward looking zone called webname.com in there i have created hoasts www ftp pop3 smtp and they all point to the webserver ip and it works a dream dont know if theis is the corect way to do it i have also created sub domans in there ie staff and students and they have there own site i have yet to test it out and because it does not leave the school i have made sure the name does not exist on the web. ( i may even regester it )

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    Re: linux newbe

    wow that was simple all set up now have internal email website and it works well have even put some media on it for teachers to use better than them loseing the oiganals ( have asked and got written pomisstion so am covered by copywright as long as noone from outside the school has access to the internal site.

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    Re: linux newbe

    ok on this topic still how do i create email on mass i have got ispconfig setup but i cant find a way to create 250 emails at once using notepad file of something.

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    Re: linux newbe

    You want to create mailing lists? have a look at mailman:
    http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/

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