How do I confirm that my DNS Configuration is working?


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Ola

Hello again all,

I have a system in place that I just am having problem
getting on the internet.

DSL Router WAN IP address 216.49.74.183 LAN IP 192.168.1.1
Server LAN IP 192.168.1.22
Win XP Pro IP 192.168.1.101
Server DNS 192.168.1.22
Win XP DNS 192.168.1.22

The win2k server is in a domain called atb-associates.com
while the server name is atb. These were done during
installation of the server running active directory.

When I look in the DNS zone, forward lookup was configured
for atb-associates.com. I have added another zone because
I have two websites that I want people to be able to
access from the internet. Though I do not know if I needed
to configure DNS on my on server. But I have added the
second domain name feyiola.com.

In both cases, there is no entry for reverse lookup and I
was fiddling with the system to create one. I managed to
put the IP address in the network ID of 192.168.1.xx and
that was it.

I have Apache running on my PC with Mysql and other
applications including a weblog. Now if I go to the site
from the internet, I get a whole lot of broken links. atb-
associates is not ready yet, but feyiola.com is ready
locally.

I can see the site well and all the links are perfect on
my win2k server. But when I try accessing the site from
the internet,it is a totally different thing. You can
check it out. www.feyiola.com

My question is, how do I confirm that the DNS thatI setup
in my system is configured correctly?

Thanks
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht [MVP]

In Ola <[email protected]> posted a question
Then Kevin replied below:
: Hello again all,
:
: I have a system in place that I just am having problem
: getting on the internet.
:
: DSL Router WAN IP address 216.49.74.183 LAN IP 192.168.1.1
: Server LAN IP 192.168.1.22
: Win XP Pro IP 192.168.1.101
: Server DNS 192.168.1.22
: Win XP DNS 192.168.1.22
:
: The win2k server is in a domain called atb-associates.com
: while the server name is atb. These were done during
: installation of the server running active directory.
:
: When I look in the DNS zone, forward lookup was configured
: for atb-associates.com. I have added another zone because
: I have two websites that I want people to be able to
: access from the internet. Though I do not know if I needed
: to configure DNS on my on server. But I have added the
: second domain name feyiola.com.
:
: In both cases, there is no entry for reverse lookup and I
: was fiddling with the system to create one. I managed to
: put the IP address in the network ID of 192.168.1.xx and
: that was it.
:
: I have Apache running on my PC with Mysql and other
: applications including a weblog. Now if I go to the site
: from the internet, I get a whole lot of broken links. atb-
: associates is not ready yet, but feyiola.com is ready
: locally.
:
: I can see the site well and all the links are perfect on
: my win2k server. But when I try accessing the site from
: the internet,it is a totally different thing. You can
: check it out. www.feyiola.com
:
: My question is, how do I confirm that the DNS thatI setup
: in my system is configured correctly?
:
: Thanks

From the look of things your DNS has nothing to do with this site.
The DNS zone is hosted by Hostway, they resolve www.feyiola.com to an
address that is on their web server, then they use web site redirection to
redirect to your public IP address. It is not even a pretty way of doing it,
at least some of these companies will put your site inside a hidden frame so
the IP address is not in the address bar.
Do you have a dynamic IP?
IF not the www record should resolve to your public IP, instead of using
this weak website redirection.

Anyway back to your question the reason why it dioes not look right from the
internet is the page is hard coded with everything linked to localhost,
instead of using relative links, which is fine so long as you are looking at
the site from your webserver.
If you will edit your page and remove the http://localhost from all the
image links and page links, it will work.
 

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