Basic setup problem

Sten Carlsen ccc2716 at
Mon Nov 22 19:12:05 UTC 2004

To me this looks most like a web-server configuration problem. DNS will 
see that people get to the "doorstep" by describing the way. The 
web-server is responsible from this point. On my web-page you will get 
the main page for whatever your browser asks for. It is your duty to set 
this up. It is very easy at least with Apache, YMMV.

Good luck.

Bruce wrote:

>I have what I am assuming is a pretty basic problem in setting up
>bind, due most likely to my having overlooked something obvious.
>I have a web server "nancy" running Debian, which sits in a DMZ behind
>a router. The server has a firewall, with the necessary ports for bind
>open. I have a static IP address, say, which is forwarded to
>"nancy" by the router.
>I registered my domain name as, and had my registrar
>forward to my static ip address,
>Having never set up my own domain name on my own box, what happened
>with the above setup is that anyone typing into
>their browser would end up at my site; however, the address bar of
>their browser would now read instead of
>I don't want this; I want the address to stay as in
>their address bar. A little research suggested that I have to install
>a DNS server on my machine that will act as master for my domain
>, and that this would take care of the problem. From
>reading the docs, it sounds as though I want to set this up as an
>authoritative-only DNS server.
>So, I installed the current version of bind9 (v. 9.2) from Debian
>testing, and put the sample configuration for an authoritative-only
>server from the bind manual
>( into
>/etc/named.conf.local, changed all the references to "" in
>that file to my own domain, commented out anything about slave servers
>(I don't have any (or perhaps don't understand what I am doing). This
>is what I put in /etc/bind/named.conf.local:
>  options {
>     directory "/etc/namedb";           // Working directory
>     allow-query { any; };              // This is the default
>     recursion no;                      // Do not provide recursive
>  };
>  // Provide a reverse mapping for the 
>  // loopback address
>  zone "" {
>     type master;
>     file "localhost.rev";
>     notify no;
>  };
>  // We are the master server for
>  zone "" {
>       type master;
>       file "";
>  };
>I now start up bind with /etc/init.d/bind9 restart. From the server
>itself, everything works fine and going to stays as
> in the address bar. However, from any other machine
>going to, the address bar still changes to the IP
>I am sure this is pretty basic, but I just haven't managed to figure
>out where I went wrong. Any suggestions?

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