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Using a DNS

by Vexlith / February 16, 2008 12:12 AM PST

I have successfully installed Apache server on a PC that I'm going to use as a server. I have the ports set to 8888, and it seems to work fine with both my LAN ip and a WAN ip.

I also bought a godaddy domain but I think that I need a DNS server, but I'm not sure what exactly that is, or how I can get one. If it's possible (unless not recommended)I'd like to run the DNS server on the computer that is running Apache.

I'm running Windows XP with Apache 2.2

Thanks in advance.

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The one thing here is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 12:25 AM PST
In reply to: Using a DNS

No one on the internet will be using your DNS entries. So if you had hoped for others to find your server by installing DNS then that's a dead end.

Skip forward to another solution. Research DYNAMIC DNS on google.


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by Vexlith / February 16, 2008 12:29 AM PST

I meant that I want to link my GoDaddy domain so it connects to my server. And I researched that I needed a DNS for that. I'm not sure what that is exactly, though. I just need to make my Domain connect to my Server's IP, and I read that I might need a DNS for that.

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Sorry. That's not your DNS to install or such.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 12:34 AM PST
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Look up DYNAMIC DNS for this one.

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by Vexlith / February 16, 2008 2:46 AM PST

Thanks, I think I got it now.

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