Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 8, 2010, 04:56 AM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Mar 2010
Setup local services


I'm trying to set up some services locally. Also I'd like that some could use these services outside the local network

I have :
A netgear dsl modem/router/firewall/dhcp -
A netgear switch -
A xserve -
Some mac - 192.168.10.x

The idea is setup ichat/ical/opendir locally (not sure if these services required local mail server)

So I setup my xserve like this

dns name : xserv02.mydomain.home
hostname : xserv02

Locally I have two options :
setup a local dns server to resolve xserv02.mydomain.home
setup the /etc/hosts on all mac

If I setup a local dns server, then xserv02 has to foward request to my ISP dns, and do recursive request for localnet/localdomain, then an all mac/gateway I have to set the dns to the xserv. right ?

If I setup /etc/hosts on all macs I don"t have to chnage the dns on the macs/gateway, but in this case does all the xserv services will work ?

Then for some services I'll use the port forwarding to route outside request to the xserv.
As we don"t have yet a fixe IP adress I'll use dyndns.org

Should it work for ical/ichat ?
do I have to setup something special ?

As I have an internet box with my own dns server, I could CNAME the xxxx.dyndns.org to xserv.mydomain.com and set my box dns server to allow these services to work well if need

Is it OK to do this like this ?

The primary goal is to setup services locally, and maybe allow some services from outside (ichat/ical). If this solution isn't Ok I can imagine setup a VPN for outside services

Does ichat/ical server needs the mail to be setup ?

Is it possible to setup a mail server at least locally and then set it up to send/receive mail without a fixe IP ?

Thanks for your help and advises
pfo69 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X > Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Airport Extreme Setup - Wireless or Wired For Out-Of-Box Setup? crellion Mac Peripherals 4 Aug 16, 2013 12:41 PM
My RMBP Gaming setup + "3" monitor Setup! Zeov MacBook Pro 12 Jan 17, 2013 10:25 AM
What is your local apple store's mac setup? xmichaelp MacBook Pro 4 Jan 3, 2013 09:00 AM
In for a sub-$400 hi-fi digital setup, opinion on proposed setup? Prodo123 Digital Audio 2 Jun 24, 2012 06:49 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC