gobble.wa at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 00:26:40 UTC 2012
> Sure, like you say, it is possible "running" BIND and Apache.
> But, is it possible|convenient that the name server "reside" in
> the same machine that host (with apache) the domain names served
> by it? Perhaps you find stupid my question, but believe me, I
> am lost :-).
> Or to simplify the question, what is needed to run a DNS?
> What I know:
> Edit the zone files.
> Run bind.
> Register the names ns1.mysite.com, ns2..., (some trick here?)
> Obviously adding them to the registrar of the domains served.
Yes, you can run BIND on the same FreeBSD machine as your web server.
You have to have your nameserver listed with internic (for .com and .net -
ie, your nameserver has to show up in the NAMESERVER whois (note: different
than DOMAIN whois) on http://www.internic.net/whois.html) and also for each
TLD you want to provide service for (ie, .org, .mobi, etc etc) .
If you are using opensrs it's pretty simple to list your nameserver with
local and foreign tlds, but with other Registrars - you'd have to check
into the details. It's generally easier to use a local domain for the
nameservers (ie, ns1.example.mobi for .mobi domains.) but it is also
possible to use foreign nameservers (ie, ns1.example.com to resolve
www.example.mobi - is considered "foreign")
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