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Configuring a dns for external use RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was just wondering if I had the right steps since the last time I tried it did'nt work.

    1- Purchase a domain name

    2- set the nameservers on the registrar to my public ip

    3- forward port 53 to my nat server's ip

    4- configure the domain name zone on my server

    Am I missing a step here?

    Friday, September 13, 2013 3:42 PM

Answers

  • possible to do a nslookup with set d3 functions ?
    Troubleshooting with 'nslookup' is certainly an option as well, but I'm not going to write detailed instructions on how to do that in this scenario. Much better to just type the name into a website and let it do the analysis.

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    • Marked as answer by NetNewsNow Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:16 PM
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:25 PM

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  • Maybe... that would be the step called WAIT.

    When did you perform Step #2?


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
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    Friday, September 13, 2013 7:37 PM
  • I allowed days to pass just to make sure, and even after a week nothing...
    Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:41 AM
  • I allowed days to pass just to make sure, and even after a week nothing...

    Okay..then yeah, I'd say something didn't work right.

    You might start by querying your domain at dnsstuff.com (or some similar DNS Query toolsite), and see what you get.

    Does it know where to look (i.e. has your registrar properly delegated the domain)?

    Does it get a response from your DNS Servers with zone information?


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    Monday, September 16, 2013 8:25 PM
  • possible to do a nslookup with set d3 functions ?

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    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 9:20 AM
  • possible to do a nslookup with set d3 functions ?
    Troubleshooting with 'nslookup' is certainly an option as well, but I'm not going to write detailed instructions on how to do that in this scenario. Much better to just type the name into a website and let it do the analysis.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by NetNewsNow Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:16 PM
    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:25 PM
  • Finally found the solution, first port 53 must also have udp forwarded.

    Second, the nameservers in the domain supplier's interface, must have a name given, not a domain name, but a id from the site itself, a step that they never mention anywhere... so I had to say ip x.x.x.x is called my dns (which is nothing to the outside), then say in the nameserver setting, my dns = my dns server, which translates to the ip I gave them, and voila... finally got my own dns hosting.

    Thank you for all the support guys, its always easy once you know how to do it, but when you dont...

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:16 PM