Static IP and fully qualified domain names

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at
Tue Nov 25 04:54:29 PST 2003

# root at / 2003-11-21 16:35:59 +0100:
> Hi!
> This question is inspired by a recent mail on this list.
> My ISP was so nice to give me a domain name ( and
> assign it statically to an IP (
> [So now everybody in the world can telnet and crack
> my private machine :-)  ]
> >From reading manuals one should think, that now I could give my
> machines names like,, etc...
> and all these would be reachable via internet - but they aren't.
> The only one that can be accessed is .
> How comes this?

    maybe this will help:

    How does DNS work?

    The Big Picture

    Case study: a firewalled office network

    The importance of separating DNS caches from DNS servers

    "content" and "proxy" DNS servers

    "primary" and "secondary" DNS servers

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