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Small LAN question

by IT1924-25113282568565243224061131170821 / February 20, 2013 5:33 AM PST

If I have three buildings in my LAN do I need a server for each building? If not, how do I set up my network to share a server? Also, if I have a domain name how can I host DNS?

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Clarification Request
Is there a shared database or app?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2013 5:36 AM PST
In reply to: Small LAN question

Given only what you shared, why do the buildings need to be connected at all?

And if all on on one LAN, then the server is on the LAN and there is no need to add more servers unless you are like me and have a test server to try out new code and apps.

As to the DNS, your choice. What ever your DHCP source is can hand that out.

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New to Networking
by IT1924-25113282568565243224061131170821 / February 20, 2013 5:49 AM PST

All I know is that I have three buildings and that there is one dept for each building. All 14 users from each dept need web,database, and e-mail functionality. Are you saying that I can use one server for all three buildings? I'm not sure how each client connects to that server?

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Then you'll have to wait.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 12:46 AM PST
In reply to: New to Networking

Until you are sure how it all works. I wrote why there is only one server in the LAN but since you are new to this you must not change it until you learn more.

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(NT) Ok thanks
by IT1924-25113282568565243224061131170821 / February 21, 2013 3:25 AM PST
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(NT) Resolved myself...thanks for the help.
by IT1924-25113282568565243224061131170821 / February 22, 2013 5:14 AM PST
In reply to: Ok thanks
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What was there to solve?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 5:21 AM PST

You have a LAN.
You have a server on the LAN.

Looks done to me.

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(NT) Ok thanks again for your help
by IT1924-25113282568565243224061131170821 / February 22, 2013 5:21 AM PST
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