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From "Steven Pierce" <>
Subject RE: How to setup a subdomain
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2002 18:57:56 GMT

Is the DNS that I was talking about.

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On 3/27/2002 at 10:17 AM Joshua Slive wrote:

>On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Steven Pierce wrote:
>> I have been following the thread most of the morning.  I am kind of
>> confused on this one?  Why should his ISP do that for him?  If he
>> has a domain that he is hosting, what does his ISP have to do with
>> it??  The idea of hosting your own web server is so you can make the
>> changes to it that you need.  So if (having the ISP) do everything like
>> that, why not just have them host it as well???
>> Also how is his ISP going to host something that he is already doing?
>> This does not make sense??
>Sure, you can host your own DNS if you
>- Have at least two well connected machines on separate networks to host
>the DNS servers;
>- Understand well how DNS works; and
>- Are willing to spend the time and energy to configure it properly.
>My observation is that Jean-Louis does not understand how DNS works.
>(This is not a criticism; everyone has to start someplace.)  So it would
>be a big mistake for him to try to do this.
>In addition, it is easy for one DNS server to host many hundreds (or even
>thousands) of domains.  There are big economies of scale in DNS.  It is
>much more work if everyone chooses to host their own server.
>The only reason to host your own DNS is if you are too cheap to have
>someone else do it, or if you plan to make frequent changes.
>Usually, DNS does not change that frequently.
>You will never be fully independent of your ISP.  You require them for
>address allocation and routing at least.  Adding a few more infrastructure
>tasks to that list can make your job much easier without substantially
>reducing your flexibility.
>The official User-To-User support forum of the Apache HTTP Server Project.
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