Now, exactly *why*do I need a DNS?
I am working on setting up some networking connections here. Can someone take a look :)
depending on your router make and model You can disable the dhcp server on the router if you go to advanced setup and in the dhcp option You should find two radio buttons off and on
click off and you will disable the dhcp server on the router
refer to your router documentations
I do not wish to disable the DHCP on my router (2wire). I have fixed the router so it assigns static IP
addresses - by following the Management and Console Diagnostic" portion on this page:
There are 7 machines getting IP addresses from the 2wire router. Of the 7, I have configured 4 to have static IP addresses allocated to them by the router.
For example, the domain here is : 2wire.gateway.net
If I have a host named "zazu", and I ping zazu.2wire.gateway.net, I get the right IP address.
I am working with a product (ZIMBRA) that
-> requires for the host to "have MX records".
-> that you get a FQDN when typing "hostname"
-> that you get a FQDN when typing "hostname -f"
Basically, the way it is supposed to be set up is:
ZIMBRA (internal) <----> Kerio Mail Server (Windows) <---> email from the outside world
So, in a sense, the Kerio Mail Server is to forward mail received from the outside world to ZIMBRA and ZIMBRA is to send mail to the Kerio Mail Server to send it to the outside world.
From what I see at these links:
You have to set up some kind of DNS server? Why? Don't both the DHCP server and DNS server serve the same thing? How can I incorporate a DNS server into my setup when the 2wire (with DHCP) is working just fine?
Any help, hints or advice is appreciated.