NethServer release 7.5.1804 (final)
Yesterday I successfully installed NethServer using VirtualBox on a Mac. Most things were going well and I was able to access it using both the IP address and a fully qualified domain name, lets say server.mydomain.tld for simplicity. The DNS for mydomain.tld has an A record pointing to my router and my router port forwards HTTP and HTTPS to the local IP address (192.168.1.100) for the server. SO far so good, I could access NS from my web browser using either the IP address or domain name.
And that’s the expected way it should work as far as I can tell.
Then I installed a Samba Active Directory. Suddenly I could only use the IP address, the domain name wouldn’t get to NethServer.
I gave up and nuked the install. I reinstalled (following slightly different instructions). But despite NS knowing and reporting the correct IP address and domain name I can only access it via the IP address. On a clean install…
The Active Directory may not have been the issue but I wasn’t clear I was installing it correctly. What could I be looking at to solve this?