[TriLUG] Name server question

Douglas Ward binaryflow at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 13:13:16 EDT 2009

I did the same thing you are doing for about 100 domains that I support
through work.  I had to call my registrar and ask them to set up
ns1.mywork.org and ns2.mywork.org as DNS servers.  After they set that up I
point every domain I register to those two servers.  Everything else I
learned through this list, #trilug and a good Bind book.  I'm happy to share
my (probably limited) bind knowledge with you offlist if you like.

On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:46 PM, Steve Kuekes <steve at kuekes.homeip.net>wrote:

> I understand that network solutions resolves that host name, the question
> is that to resolve ns.mydomain.com they will have to query my DNS server.
>  How do they find it?  It appears that we have a loop here.  To find my dns
> server address we have to resolve a name that is served by my dns
> server.....
> Steve
> Reginald Reed wrote:
>> Steve,
>> Network solutions resolves that hostname and anyone that queries for the
>> authoritative nameservers for your domain will be provided with an IP
>> address.
>> If you are running a DNS server, I highly suggest you pick up a book on
>> DNS
>> or do some research online.  Post to the list if you have other questions.
>> --Reggie
>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Steve Kuekes <steve at kuekes.homeip.net
>> >wrote:
>>  I want to host my own name server for my domain (for example
>>> mydomain.com),
>>> and I have a question....
>>> Network solutions is my domain provider and they want me to enter the
>>> name
>>> of the name server that handles queries for my domain, instead of using
>>> their name servers.
>>> my name server is ns.mydomain.com
>>> So if this server handles queries for mydomain.com, how do other sites
>>> find ns.mydomain.com since its address is passed out from itself????  So
>>> you can't have a system with a name in the same domain as it is serving?
>>> I obviously don't understand something.
>>> --
>>> Steve Kuekes
>> --
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