Proper way to Setup a DNS?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Dimitriy, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Dimitriy

    Dimitriy New Member

    I am completely ignorant on how to exactly properly setup DNS using a public service.

    Lets assume the following:

    Server Name: boxer Domain name:
    Server runs all services (Web, FTP, Mysql, Mail, POP, SMTP, etc.)
    Server IP Address:
    Public Domain:
    Server uses: ISPConfig

    Domain Name is bought from say Godaddy or similar service and offers complete DNS control.

    So how should the blanks be filled in?

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  2. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    basically like this:


    Your mailserver is
    Your ftp server can be accessed by using the address
    Your website will work for both and (you will need to set it up in ISPconfig also)
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2006
  3. Dimitriy

    Dimitriy New Member

    Is TXT a requirement? Also if the mail server is "antec" then I should replace mail with antec everywhere, correct?

    Does mail say for [email protected] go to the same account as [email protected]? Or does ISPConfig handle where emails go?
  4. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator

    I see.. You want to run your own DNS and not use the one from the place you got the domain.

    In that case you will need to use your own NS server.


    You will need to create one. (you should have 2 different IP's, but it can also work with one I think)


    After this you will need to also set it up in ISPconfig.
  5. mphayesuk

    mphayesuk Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Dont forget that somewhere you will need to point ns1.xxxxxx and ns2.xxxxx to your static ip address.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

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