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Buckaroo
Dec 13, 2010, 12:49 AM
I've set up a server at a colo location. The company has a really great deal price wise, but they don't have any Mac experience. They learned a lot helping me out, but I am concerned that I need to change my settings.

By the way, the reason why these guys are so great is that for $29.95, you get a 1U rack space and 3 IP addresses. So I was able to fit my Mac Mini along with an external hard drive in a 1U rack.

Anyhow, in the process of setting up, they deleted my Reverse Zone and set me up with their secondary server. I finally found out, after the server and www. appears to be working, I have an error when I did a sudo changeip -checkhostname

I got a the colo companies host name as Current HostName and the following message: To fix the hostname please run /usr/sbin/changeip for your system with the appropriate directory with the following values

/usr/sbin/changeip ##.###.##.## ##.###.##.## name.hostname.name.net www.mydomain.com

I replaced numbers with # and letters with other text.

After I went through some more Lynda.com tutorials, I realized that I could have set it up differently, using Networksolutions.com's advanced dns.

I have a feeling that I need to start all over.

Any advise.



Buckaroo
Dec 13, 2010, 01:03 AM
I don't know if it's part of the problem, but I am using their nameserver as a secondary server.

I hate to do anything to mess it up, but I don't think it's right.

assembled
Dec 13, 2010, 05:04 PM
Your colo provider is the place that your rDNS should be hosted, who you use for primary and secondary is irrelevant, you might find that it works best having running your own caching server, but with the capability that you have demonstrated so far, I'd advise against hosting DNS yourself.

You have also obfuscated what you have put into the changeip command to a level that I haven't got a clue what you typed, either a less obfuscated version, or better documented version would be useful. I haven't got a clue what you meant by "I got a the colo companies host name" and you apear to have an IP address with 7 octets in it.

I find that it is frequently useful to test things out in an environment you can control before attempting to do things in a remote environment.