Setup local services

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by pfo69, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    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 - 192.168.10.1
    A netgear switch - 192.168.10.239
    A xserve - 192.168.10.110
    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
     

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