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    Pointing my Ubuntu webserver box to my domain name


    Hi guys,

    I have installed Ubuntu Linux as a webserver, and i want to host it via internet so i purchased a domain name from solutions network.

    Do i need to install bind9 to configure named.conf so that i could point it to my Domain Name? (mydomain.org ). As per checking on the domain portal, do i have to replace the IP address of mydomain.org with the local pc isp external ip address and wait for 24 hours? My internet is DHCP.

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    Don
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    You need to do some more research, maybe something in here will help

    http://www.google.com/search?q=how+t...ient=firefox-a

    If your isp gives you dhcp IP you'll need a dynamic dns service. Also make sure your isp doesn't block http traffic.
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    Thanks Doug! I have already properly setup my webserver. And its now visible on the internet. Do i really have to subscribe to DYN DNS? If i run bind does it do the same job with DYN DNS? Since my dsl dynamic ip address always change, then i have to manually add the external ip address to A records on my domain portal?
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    If your external public ip is changing you must use a dynamic dns service, or change your internet service plan to one with a fixed public ip address. Running your own bind dns server cannot help, unless that server is also authoritative for your domain.
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