DNS question in regards to /etc/resolv.conf
alden.pierre at verizon.net
Mon Apr 26 12:28:07 PDT 2004
Bill Moran wrote:
> Alden Louis-Pierre wrote:
>> I'm in the process of registering with either www.godaddy.com or
>> www.dyndns.org for a domain.
> I've had good results from godaddy, can't say either way about dyndns.
>> Now when it's time to set up my
>> /etc/resolv.conf, am I suppose to continue using the nameserver
>> that's provided by my ISP or the people I registered my domain
>> with will give me there IP address for there nameservers? I'm trying
>> to learn how to build a web and email server. As always if someone
>> knows a better register besides the 2 i listed please free to inform me.
> This is not an easy question to answer.
> Will you need to host your own DNS _server_? If so, then the answer is
> much more complicated.
> If not, you shouldn't change anything. Your DNS information will
> through your ISP's DNS servers just like it does the rest of the
> Actually, even if you _do_ set up your own DNS server, you can still use
> your ISP's DNS servers. If you set up your DNS correctly, it will
> propogate through your ISP's servers as well. It's just that if you
> set up your own DNS server, you'll have the option to use it instead of
> your ISP's.
Thank You, I'll continue using my ISP's nameservers. I'm reading
Absolute BSD: The Ultimate Guide to FreeBSD by Michael Lucas, TCP/IP
Illustrated Volume 1-3 by W. Richard Stevens, and the FreeBSD HandBook
to help me along the way. I just hope my head does not explode by the
time i'm finish reading :-).
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