July 24th, 2003, 11:30 PM
Help, please DNS setup trouble
ok, where to begin.
I am running Windows 2000 Server and I want to run my OWN DNS server. I have a domain (www.bike.tk) and I need to specify settings:
My servers ip address from my ISP is 188.8.131.52 (is that the correct one?) should i have a different ip posted, like the ISp ones. If so please explain in detail.
The only thing that works in Host is dns.bike.tk I can't find anything else that will work.
I am basically asking for any help on how to configure dns on windows 2000 server. I have been to a couple microsoft sites, and a couple others and I just can't figure it out.
Please follow me through the procedure it would be greatly appreciated.
my computer is also a domain controller. Homelan is the domain, runnig Actiave directory and the servers name is PRIMARY.
I know my server sounds a bit overloaded, but I will move the other profiles and junk to another server later this month.
Thankyou in advance.
July 27th, 2003, 12:09 AM
You will have more joy, less grief, and a better support network if you run your DNS on a free UNIX variant such as Linux or BSD. Trying to run network servers on Windows is almost always a bad idea.
I'm running djbdns on [http://www.li.org]Linux[/url], and it's been a doddle - not to mention stable, secure, cost-free and supported by a very active user community.
Why not set up a junk machine (even an old Pentium will do the job fine) with Linux, and run your DNS off of that?
July 27th, 2003, 11:26 AM
Ya, I've been thinking of that
Ya, origionally I was thinking of the idea of using a Linux based DNS server. I have read alot of documentation about it, and I have another computer I can use for web services.
So i'm going to give it a try.