At 06:36 PM 1/26/2008, Walter Jansen wrote:
The router connected to my server reports DNS inquiries like
"myserver.example.com.example.com" which obviously leads nowhere
The server is in a SOHO situation connected to a router which is connected
to DSL; the server runs 6.3 Release and will serve as mailserver for the few
in-house employees and as a webserver. The domain "example.com" is
registered with Dyndns.org who also run the "Custom DNS service". The DNS
entries were checked with Dyndns.org staff and found in accordance with the
During installation of the server, the hostname "myserver.example.com" and
the domain name "example.com" were entered in the appropiate Sysinstall
::1 localhost.example.com localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost.example.com localhost
192.168.1.13 myserver.example.com myserver
192.168.1.13 is allocated to the server by the DHCP of the router; this IP
address is fixed though!!
Table /etc/resolv.com reads:
nameserver 192.168.1.1 (my router's IP address
I postponed installation of Postfix and Apache as I feel that host- and
domainname should be configured correctly to prevent accumulating trouble.
Remarks a most appreciated.
The extra entries in /etc/hosts are for both IP6 and IP4 the hostname entry
with the trailing dot: myserver.example.com. denotes it as a fully
qualified domain name, FQDN.
If hostname shows the correct hostname with one domain, the problem is else
ware. If it is else ware, I suspect your router is adding the example.com
to every lookup.
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