Newby in Pain
kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Thu Oct 17 14:37:41 UTC 2002
My only point was that if all of the nameservers for a domain are off-line,
then anyone trying to resolve anything in that domain is going to waste
resources. So it's not very nice -- perhaps "socially irresponsible" was a
little strong -- for your nameservers to be down for substantial intervals of
If you want to just "kick the tires" of BIND, why not do that on a private LAN,
using unregistered domains and (optionally) a private root zone?
Adam Vigneault wrote:
> Whoa, hey there, no need to attack me as being socially irresponsible! I
> had no idea a resolver - whatever that is - would be "wasting its time"
> sending me anything. As far as the possibility of having my registrar host
> the DNS, I'll check into that... but I was really hoping to learn a little
> about BIND by going through the process myself, and utilize a domain which I
> have owned for the last 2 years.
> - Adam
> "Kevin Darcy" <kcd at daimlerchrysler.com> wrote in message
> news:aokkpp$eveg$1 at isrv4.isc.org...
> > Adam Vigneault wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I admittedly haven't a clue what it is I'm doing, but at least have a
> > > in mind, and was wondering if anybody would be so kind as to help me
> > > understand how DNS interacts with my Domain registrar a bit better, as
> > > as how I might configure BIND in what should logically be the simplest
> > > layout possible.
> > >
> > > I've registered a domain name with NS.com, and have managed to get IIS
> > > running on my Windows XP Pro box here at home, serving websites off my
> > > static IP address. I have a broadband DSL connection.
> > >
> > > I've also installed and attempted to configure BIND 9.x; the service
> > > to be running. But when I try to align my domain with BIND at this IP
> > > address, the registrar tells me a nameserver could not be located there.
> > > my question is, how do I create a single nameserver on my local computer
> > > here, with a single IP address, and align my domain name on the
> > > side to point to it so that I might type in "www.domain.com" and pull up
> > > homepage? I saw mention of slave nameservers and all kinds of extra
> > > but having this domain name actually work all the time is not necessary;
> > > only when my machine is turned on should it be accessible.
> > >
> > > I apologize for the ignorance, but spending $40 on the O'Rielly book
> > > be stretching my very thin budget as a college student.
> > If your domain isn't going to be available full-time, you shouldn't
> register it
> > in the first place. Show a little social responsibility -- I'm sure you
> > wouldn't want your resolver wasting its time sending query packets to a
> > non-responsive nameserver, so return the favor and ensure that the
> > for your domain are available 24x7x365 too.
> > I understand that many registrars will throw in simple DNS hosting for
> > or no additional charge.
> > - Kevin
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