How can I be my own DNS host?


(Loren Tedford (Kc9Zhv)) #1

I was thinking… Again… this is another down fall of mine… Just the thought of thinking blows my mind some times… However I was wondering if it was possible for me to be my own dns host? I have 12 ip’s to my disposal what would be the down side to some thing like this?


(Michael Träumner) #2

I think so, Your server must have a static IP which is reachable from every location you you try try to connect to your 12 IP’s and it has to reach the mashines who use this 12 IP’s of course.

My question for this is, who has to reach your IP’s. If only you, you can set your DNS at your network settings, if many other people, you down’t know, your DNS has to be none by other DNS-Servers.


(Rob Bosch) #3

If you have NS and Samba4 AD installed, you already have the DNS host (for your own LAN)… It means you can create DNS records for your own LAN so your LAN clients can find the resources available on your LAN.

If NS is DNS client for a DNS server somewhere on the internet (for instance the DNS server of your ISP or Google DNS) it will ask that DNS server on behalf of a request of one of your LAN clients destinations for that LAN client.


(Loren Tedford (Kc9Zhv)) #4

robb so sorry for the late reply i have been very busy!

Ok so on this topic I have a range of public ip’s for ham radio use only and i need to some how figure out how to host all my ip’s on my server I was thinking Neth Server might work easier for all this… I have a /24 of public ip’s

http://wiki.ampr.org/wiki/Main_Page


(Markus Neuberger) #5

I don’t know much about radio/AMPR but from networking point of view the easiest way is, if routing is done by ISP, so you just have to enter the IP/subnetmask/gateway on WAN side and use port forwarding to map the IPs to your devices. I don’t know if this applies to AMPR too…

I found a link about AMPR on CentOS 6 (NS bases on CentOS 7) but it seems to be not that easy:

http://www.trinityos.com/HAM/CentosDigitalModes/hampacketizing-centos.html