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From Nicholas Sherlock <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Help - Name Server - Maybe
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2009 09:27:27 GMT
Michael Rogers wrote:
> Okay:
> The .net is served by a name server on the east cost and is associated 
> with Domain servers in listed order: NS1.IPOWERDNS.COM and 
> The .com is served by a name server some where in Montana and shows as 
> Domain servers in listed order: SMOKEY.MONTANAVISION.NET and 
> Nothing is served by a computer on my net work.

By "served" I mean the computer which is running Apache, serving pages.

> The is the IP address of my modem setting here near my 
> desk.  I don't know what the is, could be ipower, as they 
> are hosting the .net  How did you come to your IP address conclusion?

By querying my ISP's DNS servers. You can see what an IP address 
resolves to by pinging it from the commandline. Since the domain name is correctly resolving to your IP 
address,, there is no problem at all with the nameservers. 
The problem is the router and computer on your end which are supposed to 
be serving pages.

> I tried the port forwarding but that creates another problem.  each time 
> that I restart my computer it changes the IP of the computer

Instead of using DHCP ("obtain an IP address automatically") switch to a 
static-IP address ("use the following IP address"), which never changes. 
The procedure is different depending on which operating system you are 
using and what subnet your router expects your IP addresses to be in. It 
is configured from the TCP/IP settings for your network adapter.

Nicholas Sherlock

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