Setting up a server from scratch
Adrian at mamamedia.com
Wed Nov 10 03:03:24 UTC 1999
Buy a book called "TCP/IP Network Administration" (with the crab on the
cover). read it. read it again. Buy a book called, "DNS and BIND." read
it as well.
coordinate setting up a domain with your ISP. you don't have the equipment
to have two nameservers operational (a requirement for setting up a domain),
or the ability to capture mail and deliver it.
it's valuable to learn these things, but go gradually. and read read read.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: UCSC Student [SMTP:"UCSC Student"@cats.ucsc.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 7:53 PM
> To: comp-protocols-dns-bind at uunet.uu.net
> Subject: Setting up a server from scratch
> I haven't done any web-server or DNS work before and would appreciate it
> if someone could tell me how to go about setting up a site.
> When I register for a domain at Network Solutions, lets say "abcd.com",
> what do I put in for the various addresses (administration, technical,
> billing)? I plan to host the site on my computer in my college dorm
> room. How do I make sure that the database has my IP address associated
> with abcd.com? Can I change this later? I read about people setting up
> primary and secondary DNS servers. Do I need to do this?
> A question about subdomains. How do I set up a subdomain
> (food.abcd.com)? Do all domain names ending with "abcd.com"
> automatically reach my webserver? I am worried about this because when
> I tried going to asdflkj.yahoo.com, I didn't get an error from Yahoo's
> web server but instead I got a host not found error.
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