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From "Ken Brooks" <kenbro...@sevensoft.net>
Subject Re: Setting up hosts & nameservers etc.
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2002 22:01:52 GMT
Thanks Lewis.

I'll look at all of those.

It will be on a linux (RH 7.2) machine, and running apache.
I already have bind installed.

Now for the configuration mess. :)

but thanks a bunch for the info!

-ken
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lewis Watson" <lists@visionsix.com>
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: Setting up hosts & nameservers etc.


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ashish kulkarni" <kulkarni_ash13@yahoo.com>
> To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 2:40 PM
> Subject: Re: Setting up hosts & nameservers etc.
>
>
> > Hi u can find
> > http://httpd.apache.org/docs/
> > for all the info about configuring apache
> >
> > Ashish
> > --- Ken Brooks <kenbrooks@sevensoft.net> wrote:
> > > Please read before flaming.
> > >
> > > I have setup Apache a few times as a webserver
> > > within a company or for my own amusement.
> > > I have setup tomcat and also gotten php and mysql to
> > > work nicely.
> > >
> > > So i'm not completely new at this.
> > >
> > > Here is my problem, I am tired of paying my hosting
> > > company who keeps going down
> > > and then sells to another company and loses my
> > > files, etc...
> > >
> > > I want to set up my own host. (I have two domains to
> > > put on it)
> > > I have a block of static ips with nice bandwidth.
> > >
> > > My question is how do i do the nameserver stuff, and
> > > make the two (or more) domains go on one box.
> > >
> > > I'm not asking you to answer my questions here, just
> > > point me in the right direction of a FAQ or
> > > HOW-to would be nice.
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > > ken
> > >
> > > ok, proceed to flame now  ;)
> > >
>
> Lets look at dns. You have a couple of choices. 1) Let your service
provider
> handle dns for you if possible or 2) you could provide dns by running
bind,
> perhaps on a linux machine. If you choose to do it yourself you need to
> check and see if you can be authoritative for your static ip set, not
> required unless you want to resolve reverse lookups. Also I recommend that
> you go and get a copy of DNS and BIND 4th edition. It simply provides the
> best information for running a dns server.
>
> For hosting, Apache is great for virtualhosting( multiple domains on one
> machine):
>
>  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/vhosts/index.html
>
> Security: Even though I mention this last, you better look at it first.
Take
> a look at who you will be hosting for. Do you want to be responsible for
> insuring that the servers you run are secure? Do you want to learn about
> what services you need and don't need running, maintaining secure versions
> of the software that you will be using, removing potential security
> problems, understanding the logs that your servers provide. There is not a
> single source of information that covers all security aspects but several
> sources that you can use to learn and understand security for your
servers.
> Some links to get you started:
>
>  http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html Several how-to's on
> security and other stuff.
>
> http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Chroot-BIND-HOWTO.html put bind in jail.
>
> Enjoy!
>
> Lewis Watson
>
> ps. amanda is great for backing up multiple servers so stuff doesn't get
> lost.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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