|Newbie questions about Pliant
names vs. IP (DNS)
How do you get DNS servers to log your computer name?
|Message posted by maybe Bryan on 2002/06/02 18:34:36
|I set up my pliant server, performed the one-shot-configuration, and gave my computer a name (www.templeoflugh.com).
However I can only visit the website, aside from localhost, if I enter the IP address of my computer. How do I provide for clients to type in a domain name instead of the address?
I'm running pliant-74 on XP Pro.
|Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2002/06/02 18:40:15
|It does not seem to me to be a Pliant related question. Assigning names to
IPs is done partly by a domain registar and partly either by your ISP or
There is a Pliant DNS server available, but you still need a registar to
record your domain, as you would whatever tool you select.
|Message posted by maybe Bryan on 2002/06/02 18:49:09
|>Assigning names to IPs is done partly by a domain registar
Ok, fine... maybe that was a dumb question.
Why do I have to set the computer name, and in the format of a domain name?
I guess this is what lead me to believe that the value I entered would be "equal"
to the IP address of my computer.
Thanx for a quick response, especially a sunday night (well, night in france anyway)
|Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2002/06/02 20:15:59
|> Why do I have to set the computer name, and in the format of a domain name?
Because it is good pactice to have something that match Internet, even if
you only build an Intranet. Think about the day you will open it.
|Message posted by maybe ingo.hohmann on 2002/06/02 20:23:37
|Well, I haven't used XP, but I don't think it is different from ME, so here goes:
Search for a file "hosts.sam" this is to tell your computer about the names it should know (kinda poor mans, but then faster, DNS Service). It should be located in the WinXP dir (however that's called, let's assume it is c:\WinXP\hosts.sam )
This is how it looks for me:
10.2.1.1 fuchur fuchur.2b1.de
10.1.1.1 smrgol smrgol.2b1.de
My computer itself is called jabberwocky, with the IP 10.1.3.1 (those are addresses that are meant for internal use, and won't ever be used on the internet.) And there are to others in my local net.
You don't need to register the name you use, when you are only using it locally.
I hope that get's you going.
|Message posted by thomasb on 2002/06/02 21:10:06
|On my Windows 2000 installation the hosts file is located in
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\. There is no hosts.sam. Just edit
the hosts file in that directory. The format is the same as in Windows 9x/ME.
|Message posted by michel on 2002/06/03 09:44:28
|First: LAN and Internet specialist advise against the local use of domaaim name withe a alnd suffix,
ie mycomputer.mydomain.fr if the domain is not reserved and declare to the international internet authoryity,
because if by accident the name go to the net you van have technical problem, cause technical problem and have administrative problem with law.
Specialiists say that you cannot be sure that a LAN connected to internet never display its name on the net.
With pliant and with all the main platforms ypu can use mycomputrt.mydomain, it is sufficient and it runs.
Pliant name server is a pretty good name server (DNS) I use it on a little but complex network:
1 triple boot computer with linux, windows XP, windows 98.
1 double boot computer with linux and windows millenium. This computer is also intranet server wit DNS server, FTP sever, web server with 14 sites.
4 windows 98 computers.
6 windows 95 computer.
I linux computer (Mandrake 6.2) gateway for the LAN connected to ADSL, hosting a pliant extranet Pliant server (cig.d2g.com) a firewall and a DNS server.
All my IP internal adresses are fixed, just the ADSL provider gibve me a dynamic IP.
I dont use hosts or hosts.sam because I had a lot of problem. But now all is nicely working.
|Message posted by michel on 2002/06/03 09:46:32
|sorry for the mistakes in the text but I have problem to display and edit long texts.