Setting up own domain and mailserver
rlurman at gmail.com
Sun Feb 13 00:52:09 GMT 2005
This has to be the most compilcated subject to me. I just purchased a
new domain from godaddy. I have a few questions I am not totally
clear about yet.
1. I have adelphia cable internet. I would like to get a dyndns or
no-ip.com account to have a static IP for my new godaddy domain.
Simple enough. However, I would like to also do my own DNS to learn
more about it. Will I be able to do this if I set my nameserver on
godaddy to my box's dyndns address? And from there can I set up A
records, MX Records, etc and all that good stuff?
2. What about reverse DNS? Could I possibly do that on my box?
3. I would also like to run my own mailserver for that domain (again
to learn). Would I be able to do this and send receive email from/to
name at mynewdomain.com? I know most ISPs block port 25 and no-ip.com
has a pay service called mail reflector that can get around this. Is
this necessary? Why couldn't I just set up sendmail to use a port
other than 25 like 8080?
Thanks. Again, this stuff just confuses the heck out of me.
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