DNS question in regards to /etc/resolv.conf

Andrew L. Gould algould at datawok.com
Mon Apr 26 12:59:17 PDT 2004

On Monday 26 April 2004 02:37 pm, Gary wrote:
> Hi there Brandon,
> I lost Bill's original message, so if you don't mind, I will tag this
> response on to yours <g>
> Monday, April 26, 2004, 2:24:38 PM, you wrote:
> >> Will you need to host your own DNS _server_?  If so, then the
> >> answer is much more complicated.
> B> if he's using dynamic dns, i'm assuming he has a dynamic IP.  In
> which B> case it would be a bit difficult to have his own dns.
> B> I suppose he _could_ have dnsdns/godaddy point to his dns server,
> and B> then have that resolve his ip... but that's kind of pointless.
>  There is one other very important piece of info needed, that Bill
> needs to get, before all of this. He has to make sure Verizon does
> not block ports 25, 80, and 53, so he can use a mail/web/DNS server
> to begin with.

For cases where the ISP blocks port 80, dyndns has a service that will 
forward port 80 requests to the port of the subscriber's choice.  That 
way the subscriber can use a different port without being lost to the 
rest of the world.

For my limited, personal web uses, I choose to serve my pages via SSL.  
Port 80 is blocked by my firewall.

Andrew Gould

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