[lug] DNS and a thanks for the DSL info.

John Starkey jstarkey at ajstarkey.com
Sun Aug 27 17:24:19 MDT 2000

Great info here thanks. I've been waiting for NetworksSolutions to show
record of advancecreations.com (as specified by my last registrar). I did
the whois at intenic and it showed that the whois is at opensrs. Will
network solutions get the whois also or is it just opensrs?

I went in at openscs and changed the DNS to my IP at . Does this mean that
now I will be queried for addys?? I don't have the domain set up on my
server yet. I'm really using it as the guinnea pig til I have something to
offer on it.



On Sun, 27 Aug 2000, Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 02:59:11PM -0400, John Starkey wrote:
> >So can I get my forward in the loop?? I'm not sure where I'll need the
> Your forward is found by the domain name servers listed in your whois
> record.  All the name servers listed there should agree and respond
> with the appropriate record(s).  If you're having weird DNS problems,
> the first thing to do is check that all the DNS servers listed in whois
> for that domain, agree on the resolution of various hosts.
> >reverse. I guess if my domain resolves at register.com then I'll need the
> Reverse is mostly needed these days for paranoid hosts (anything with a service
> you want to access runing under tcp-wrappers set to "PARANOID") and IRC
> (some IRC servers are very anal about various things like forward/reverse
> DNS and identd).
> Reverse is only used when somone is trying to find out a host name
> associated with an IP address.  Typicly, that would be when you make
> an outbound connection, because that's all the remote host would have
> is your IP.  It really isn't used when somone is trying to connect TO
> that host -- they'd either already have the IP address and could connect,
> or they'd have the host name and would have to turn it into an IP.
> Reverse isn't involved in either of those cases.
> >example: the domain in question is advancecreations.com. register.com gets
> >the query advancecreations.com and it resolves to (an @home
> Register.com is a DNS registration service, they don't actually get queried
> for DNS information.  Basicly, you are paying register.com to submit your
> domain/DNS server information to the InterNIC.  If I ask for the IP associated
> for www.advancecreations.com, I'll end up asking one of the root name
> servers (effectively the InterNIC) what DNS servers serve that domain.
> Then it would go off and ask those servers for the address of "www".
> >names and the, www, ftp, etc. CNAMES to go crusading to the DNS world??
> >It's easy at register.com, but I have no clue how to get DNS servers to
> >query my machine. Is there anyway I can break them as long as my syntax is
> Again, the DNS servers listed in the "whois" record for your domain are
> the ones that will be queried for information.
> >Which can safely be handled by USWest. And I won't have to contact them
> >everytime I register a name?
> No, probably not.  Not unless you want an IP set up with reverse for that
> domain (for reasons I mentioned above -- basicly connecting out).
> Sean
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