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Old Mar 3, 2010, 01:07 PM   #1
jeroendh
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Setting up 10.6 server: DNS/FQDN problems

Hello all,

I have pulled the job on myself of setting up Mac OSX 10.6 Server on a Mac Mini machine. I am new to Macos Server, but I'm not an IT beginner. I've read the documentations that I could find on apple.com, yet I still find myself having problems setting up the server correctly. I first tried to setup the server without a real domain name, and figured that was the problem. So I added a subdomain to the excisting domain name of my (small business) website and pointed it to the static IP of the internet connection of the office. After that I reinstalled macos server, but I still got multiple errors.


So far for the introduction, lets go to facts:
(The domain names and IP adresses are examples for security reasons)

DSL modem-router & ISP info
- NAT disabled
- Gives static public IP adress to connected machine: 92.10.10.101 (I've got 4 static IP adresses, even tho I use one.)
- VPN & Webservice ports forwarded in the firewall to 92.10.10.101
- Has its own IP adress: 92.10.10.100
- ISP DNS server 1 info: 92.11.11.1
- ISP DNS server 1 info: 92.11.11.2

Router: Apple Time Machine
- Network settings using the static IP (92.10.10.101)
- Network settings using 92.10.10.100 as the default gateway
- Network settings using DNS server 1: 92.11.11.1
- Network settings using DNS server 1: 92.11.11.2
- Set up with NAT
- Has the lan ip adress 10.0.1.1
- Gives out the DHCP ip adresses 10.0.1.2 - 10.0.1.20
- Connected to 5x 10.6 clients wirelessly
- Connected to 10.6 Server with utp
- Gives the 10.6 Server the static IP 10.0.1.100
- VPN & Webservice ports forwarded in the firewall to 10.0.1.100

Domain Name
Registered domain name: example.com
Added an A dns record for "office.example.com", forwarding it to 92.10.10.101


Okay, I hope this is all the info you guys need. If not please ask.

Basically I have two problems:
1. Very slow connecting on the clients.
2. Server Assistant gives multiple errors

1. After I set up the server, I noticed that the Server had changed my Time Machine's DNS settings. DNS Server 1 was now the server's lan ip adres 10.0.1.100 and the DNS Server 2 was now the ISP DNS 92.11.11.1

I am pretty sure the slow down is being caused by some bad DNS settings, but I can't seem to see the specifics. Can someone with better insight tell me which DNS adresses I should use in the Time Machine, and in the Server?


2. When Server Assistant asked for the Primary DNS Name, I filled in "office.example.com". For the Computer Name, I filled in "Example Server".

Am I using the domain name correctly like this? Is this the cause of the errors(DNS+Directory Service+other errors) in Server Assistant?


I hope some of you can advice me. I have plenty to learn and Im not afraid to either.
-Jeroen
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