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I have been looking all over the place for answers and I guess I don't quiet get it.
For over a decade I ran a server from godaddy and when I got it, it was pretty easy to setup domains. I first just set up a nameserver entry. I have tons of domain names and I have one I just use for dns and other business things. So I made ns1.oeschool.net and ns2 and so on. Now I have decided to run my own mac server on my mac at home. My ISP won't give me a fixed address, in Japan they just want to hack your wallet, and they are also blocking port 80.
I bought a Custom DNS and set it to the DNS updater then pointed a zone to :8888 (also set that up on my mac). It works (doesn't look pretty) but that is fine. My question is, I can find plenty of info on how to set up a site and zones and such but how to I use that custom DNS as a nameserver for my server? My domain name are registered by another party but they let me setup any NS pointing I want. And, once I get it pointed, does anyone know what dns zone is best in my mac to set it to to point it to the right domain?
Answer by RotBlitz · Jun 30, 2010 at 11:07 PM
"I bought a Custom DNS and set it to the DNS updater then pointed a zone to :8888"
You can't point a zone to a port. Zones/Domains and ports are related in no way.
"how to I use that custom DNS as a nameserver for my server?"
Pretty much documentation, isn't it?
"does anyone know what dns zone is best in my mac to set it to to point it to the right domain?"
Same as with ports, DNS is not related to OSes. Here is a general guide about how to reach your network from outside. You will see and not find any OS specific things there.
Answer by RotBlitz · Jul 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM
Do not use comments for responding. This has no reliable notification.
As I said, you cannot use ports with DNS records. You must specify the port when connecting to a site, e.g.
http://example.com:8888/. Also, if all your webservices are behind one IP address, you can use a different port for each of the the services. Further, if you have different domains, you must purchase one DynDNS Custom package for each domain. If your web server is multi-hosting capable, you don't need to specify a different port for each site.
Answer by Cry Havok · Jul 14, 2010 at 04:59 PM
Note that there's nothing special about hosting multiple web sites on a single IP address - any vaguely modern web server platform will support virtual hosting, which is what you need.
Answer by Cry Havok · Jul 15, 2010 at 06:02 AM
As RotBliz has already said - don't use comments since there is no reliable notification.
Yes, you have to buy one Custom DNS package for each domain. There is a business package being launched, though we don't know what form that'll take beyond what DynDNS have published. It may be worth looking at.
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