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    Unhappy 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:

    Ip:

    Host:

    My servers ip address from my ISP is 207.6.64.211 (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.

    LT
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    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?
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    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.

    Thanks.

    LT

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