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Feb 8th, 2001, 08:36 PM
Ok i have the some what the same problem as the last post...i have registered a domain name (www.woodiesdomain.com) and i want to host the site from my computer. The computer has a T1 line connection, which is static. I think i may know the DNS server, when i open WinIPcnfig utility it gave me an IP number which i used WHOIS and found the name. the name is from my ISP so wouldnt that point the domain name to me??? as u can see i know nothing about this, the site is for personal use only. If possible being that this is personal use only i would like to keep it as simple as possible...thanks
also how can i get an email service that uses my domain name...ie firstname.lastname@example.org?!?!
Feb 9th, 2001, 02:54 AM
First off what operating system are you running? In principle all you need to do is set up a DNS server or get someone to forward domain requests to the ip address of your machine. If you tell us what operating system. I am sure we can help you.
Feb 9th, 2001, 08:00 PM
well i wasnt to sure about what OS until later today when i read a how-to from (http://serverwatch.internet.com/articles/buildserver/index.html) and the how-to says i should run Win98 SE, its basic and simple (something i want) and it has a neat feature that will allow me to internet share (ICS or Internet Connection Sharing) ...being that this is my g-friends internet service i think i should share (T1).
About someone to point to my computer(DNS) how can i do that...also anymore info or suggestions would be very much appreciated!!!
Feb 10th, 2001, 04:44 AM
Do you not have an operating system installed on your machine? Win 98 SE should be find for a small amount of visitors but if you are looking for a big web sitre then I would recommened 2k on win NT.
I'm not sure about setting up your DNS server I believe you need to set up a DNS server on your machine. I believe you get an ISP to point the domain to your ip address and then tell your domain registrar that it is a name server.
Feb 10th, 2001, 07:08 AM
NO the machine i am goin to setup for the server doesnt have an OS on it. Your comment about using 2k on NT is a very good idea, I found out last night after doing more research that win2k also has the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) like win 98 SE. What do you think about running win2k and sambar for the web server??? I run a dual boot system of win2k and winME and i love win2k...notta crash yet!!! :) If i go w/ win2k is there anything else I should know???
Feb 12th, 2001, 06:16 AM
I recognise the name samba but can't remember where from. Anyway as you are using win 2000 why not use IIS 5 which comes free with win 2k? I've been using win NT for almost 2 years and am considering the upgrade to iis 5 and win 2k so I can't tell you how good iis5 is but I've heard kit has some good improvements. For example if a site goes crashes due to a component then it just restarts.
Feb 20th, 2001, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by adamfinzel
I recognise the name samba but can't remember where from
From the Samba website:
The very short answer is that it is the protocol by which a lot of
PC-related machines share files and printers and other informatiuon
such as lists of available files and printers. Operating systems that
support this natively include Windows NT, OS/2, and Linux and add on
packages that achieve the same thing are available for DOS, Windows,
VMS, Unix of all kinds, MVS, and more. Apple Macs and some Web Browsers
can speak this protocol as well. Alternatives to SMB include
Netware, NFS, Appletalk, Banyan Vines, Decnet etc; many of these have
advantages but none are both public specifications and widely
implemented in desktop machines by default.
The Common Internet Filesystem (CIFS) is what the new SMB initiative
The full do***ent is at:
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