DNS AND ROUTER SETTINGS FOR ADSL
Author: Mega Byte
User type: Standard User
Date: July 3, 2006, 10:30 a.m.
MI HOME ROUTER WILL NOT SETUP A DNS SERVERICE CORRECTLY I WISH TO SETUP A WEB SEVER USING APACHALE AND MY ROUTER IS NOT ALLOWING OUTSIDE CONNECTIONS EVEN THOUGH IT HAS PORT FORAWARDING BUT THE ROUTER I HAVE SEEN CAN BE USED FOR THIS IT FULLY SUPPORTS NO-IP.com AND PORT FORWARDING AND DNS NAT ALL SORTS ITS GREAT I AM GOING TO SAVE UP AND BUY THE DSL-502T yea
Time to destroy everything as it was predictied that the human race would ages ago.
User type: Standard User
Date: July 7, 2006, 8:53 p.m.
Query: Why do you need a DNS server if you have a router which means your on Broadband or ADSL, You should check your settings on the router and configure the dns srver to what you want it to be just remember that your DNS server would be for LAN not WAN, as your ISP does your external DNS, Although if you cant get any incoming data.. theres one easy solution.. follow the data if you can get The Internet then you can accept incoming connections.. maybe the port required is closed .. i dont know .. cant really say much without having a look at it myself.. which i would do for free of course but .. this is a company website so i am not offering my services otherwise i might get banned from these forums, For making them lose one customer who knows better to play the safe card sorry megabyte
User type: Administrator
Date: July 8, 2006, 2:22 a.m.
I don't think he should need a DNS server either to my knowledge, all that should really be required is port forwarding to be enabled in the router as far as I am aware. However I have not yet setup a web server behind a router with port forwarding myself, only one that connects directly to the internet via static IP, so I am not entirely sure myself how to get it to work, not without physically having access to the router and server and doing some research beforehand anyway, which takes time.
Mega Byte appears to be using no-ip.com because he doesn't have a static IP address with his ADSL. I am not quite sure how they work this, but I'd say that he will most likely need to install a program on his server that informs no-ip.com whenever his IP address changes. Other than that, he could maybe check the router or even the server itself if it is not firewalling of port 80 outbound (HTTP is normally on port 80), there's a small possibility that this could be the problem. Then there's the Apache config file to check as well, which might need to be configured for this specific setup, in Linux this should be located in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf (depending on the distro), and in Windows it's normally located in your Apache install directory. There's detailed information on setting up the Apache's config file on the Apache Website. I can't really help much further than this, other than to give a few tips here and there, because going through a tutorial or trouble shooting the router settings, not to mention the research involved will take a lot of time. However if you, or anyone else wants to try and help Mega Byte through this issue on the forum, this is perfectly fine with us, we won't ban you or anything
We have no problems with members asking computer questions in the forum, that is a choice members have, but we don’t have to be obligated to answering any of those questions though, if members would like to help each other, thats perfectly fine with us