Possibly the most rookie question on the web

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by rodobrist, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. rodobrist

    rodobrist New Member

    Hi all,
    i followed the Open SUSE 11.3 installation with ISP config 2 tutorial (great work btw)

    so i have just purchased a domain name ....
    but i was actually noob enough to type xyz.de and have been going to xyz.de:81 trying to log in

    i have plugged my server into my ADSL at home and have no idea how to link my registered website to BIND (this also means i dont know my real IP adress, im assuming its not 192.168..etc) ... im very new to this gig

    thanks in advance
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Do you know if you have a dynamic or a static external IP address?
  3. rodobrist

    rodobrist New Member

    unfortunately it is dynamic, however i think it changes once every hour or something, but i dont even know how to make it work for one hour
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If a server is behind a dynamic IP then it is recommended to use a dynamic DNS service like dyndns. Running your own BIND DNS Server wil not work reliably with a dynamic IP address.

    So the easiest solution will be to use a dndns service for the DNS records of your domain and just run the web and email services on your local server.
  5. rodobrist

    rodobrist New Member

    Thank you very much

    im on the task already

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