Need Help setting up DNS Server Win2003

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  1. Heeter

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    Hey all,

    Wonder if I could get assistance setting up the DNS Server part of my Win2003. I would like to setup it up so that I could redirect the DNS from my registrar to my server.

    I do have a static IP address and a domain name (hcctech.ca)

    Right now, I just use my IP address to redirect to my apache setup on my Win2003.

    Maybe there is a guide that I can follow.

    So far I have put my original CD into my tray and installed the DNS server.

    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  2. madmatt

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    What are you trying to accomplish? Are you trying to create an A record for hcctech.ca on your server?
     
  3. Heeter

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    Yes I am, Thanks Matt.

    This is what I got so far (screenie), don't know if I need a reverse lookup as well.

    The registrar is looking from something that starts with ns. eg; "ns1.hcctech.ca"

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  4. madmatt

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    You will have to have your ISP change/add the record for your IP address to match that, because your ISP is providing you with the IP address.
     
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    Basically you want to create an NS record called ns1.hcctech.ca then an A record called the same, an A record for "server" and go from there.
     
  7. Heeter

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    Hi GUys,

    LofLA, would I create the ns1.hcctech.ca under my "Server" or under Forward lookup? Would I create it as a new primary zone?

    Would it look like this (screenie)? The IP address is my WAN address or is it my server address?

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  8. LordOfLA

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    Forward lookup. Use the WAN address. Your server should be directly connected with no NAT devices in the way.
     
  9. Heeter

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    How does this look? (screenie)

    Port forwarding the router is not enough?


    Thanks for all the help
     

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  10. LordOfLA

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    delete all those zones you have. You should only have hcctech.ca. I said to create "RECORDS" not "ZONES" :) That means right click in hcctech.ca and select new record......

    Not rocket science :p

    It will work through port forwarding, but it will cause problems.
     
  11. Heeter

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    Sorry Bud,

    Not thinking straight,

    How about this? (screenie)

    If I put it through the DMZ of the router, that will be better then?


    Thanks a million for your help.
     

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    Cool, you're getting there :)

    Now you need to create A records with the correct name and a few more NS records (with associated A records) to keep the registrar happy :)

    DMZ is cool, but that stops port mapping to other machines on your LAN..
     
  13. Heeter

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    Hmmm,

    you seem to have lost me on the "more NS records" part.

    I did create more A records, (screenie)

    Maybe I didn't understand correctly,


    Thanks again,
     

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  14. LordOfLA

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    see there in your screenie it says Name Server (NS) - you need one for ns1 and one for ns2. You can safely ignore the one MS puts there.
     
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  15. Heeter

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    Okay, how does this look?

    I think that I am understanding how you are explaining this than going this "checklist" that MS provided in the Help section. looks a lot more introverted through the help section. Especially since it is assuming that Active Directory is installed, which I don't have.


    LofLA, thanks for being patient with me.

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  16. Heeter

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    Update,

    I went to the registrar's site and used ns1.hcctech.ca/ns2.hcctech.ca for primary/secondary DNS, but it still not working, it has been a couple of days.

    I wonder what else I might be missing, if there is.

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
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    Am I missing something (Lord?) or don't you need to have your ISP change/add an A record for the IP address(es) you are using?
     
  18. Heeter

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    Well, I went logged on to their dns setup page, and entered My new DNS two days ago, but it doesn't look like it has propegated yet, or am I still missing something? I do a WHOIS and it does come back as "ns1.hcctech.ca", so it is registered.


    Heeter
     
  19. Heeter

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    I ran a tracert on ns1.hcctech.ca, but it comes up nothing.

    I ran a tracert on my domain (hcctech.ca) and it does pull up my IPAddress
     
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