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Old 01-31-2007
setup a DNS server for my redhat server

Using Redhat Linux Enterprise AS 4
can someone teach me how to setup a dns server for my webserver?
i've registered a domainname at
but when i type in the domain i register i cannot enter to my webserver.
someone told me that it is related with the DNS setting on my server.
i've used whole day to search and i found out something.
but i still cannot manage to figure out what should i do in /var/named
and one more thing, when i type
/etc/rc.d/init.d/named status
it shows :
rndc: connection to remote host closeda
This may indicate that the remote server is using an older version of
the command protocol, this host is not authorized to connect,
or the key is invalid.
# 2  
Old 02-01-2007

this is a little bit complicated. First i need some answers:
1. Is the Web-Server on your own host or a host at your provider?
2. Did you get an official IP-Number or net from your provider for your
3. Did you have a direct connection to the internet?

Your Web-Server needs an official IP-Number, this number and the
name of your webserver.domain.tld must stay in a DNS-Server with
connect to the internet to communicate with other DNS-Server.
In fact you need two DNS-Servers, if one fails.
On the DNS setup the name to the ip-number and the reverse way the
ip-number to the name (reverse lookup).

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Old 02-01-2007
i agree with above

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