putting a mini server on the web

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by aicul, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    I have a fixed external IP address from my ISP and am trying to put my mac mini onto it.

    May seem simple, but it just does not want to work.

    Any advice welcome.

    The setup is :

    • Is assigned a fixed IP of (for example) by ISP
    • Router set to assign a fixed local IP of to mac mini server
    • Router set to reroute all traffic to any port to

    On the serveur
    • In Server Preferences/WEB services set to active (green light)
    • In Server Preferences/security the WEB service is listed
    • In System Preferences/Network, a manual IP address of is set

    On Directnic (my domain registrar)
    • Purchased domain name ABC.com (example)
    • In Direct DNS Basic set the A record to point to

    With the above, a browser call to ABC.com fails, but that to works. This makes me think the issue is with Directnic, or the DNS on the mac mini ?? :confused:

    But how can I get ABC.com to work ?
  2. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    Ping ABC.COM and see if it returns the IP address. If not, DirectNIC is your problem. I use DirectNIC and they're a good service, so it's likely just some sort of configuration error.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    I've been using Directnic since always.

    And indeed I had missused their interface (tht is not openly user-friendly).

    Now it works for the WEB.

    But am stuck with the mail system.

    Any pointers to useful reading on setting up the mail system ?

    Thanks anyway

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