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    pembroke
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    Home web-server

    Hey,

    I've bought a GoDaddy domain name and want to link it up to my home web-server. At the moment it works in my local network, but outside of this I get a message saying the server couldn't be found. This is how I went to set it up:

     

    1. I set up an A record to the external IP address, with name '@',

    2. Set up static IP address and port-forwarding (80 for HTTP),

    3. I then created two host names, ns1.XXXXXXXX.com, ns2.XXXXXXXX.com,

    4. Changed namerservers to custom and entered the name of the nameservers, ns1.XXXXXXXX.com and ns2.XXXXXXXX.com. 

     

    What do I need to change for my domain to work outside of my LAN? Cheers

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    transparent
    Employee

    Most residential internet providers prevent you from running a home server in this way.

    Yeah I checked out my provider (Optus) and it sounds like they block port 80. Is this the only problem you can see or was there an error in how I went about configuring it? Just want to make sure that it's just the ISP. Thanks

    Camilian
    Getting Started

    I hopping that you can help me actually.

    1. I set up an A record to the external IP address, with name '@', <-- Where did you do this?

    2. Set up static IP address and port-forwarding (80 for HTTP), <-- I did this with HTTPS and is working with my external IP address only

    3. I then created two host names, ns1.XXXXXXXX.com, ns2.XXXXXXXX.com, <-- do you have steps to do this?

    4. Changed namerservers to custom and entered the name of the nameservers, ns1.XXXXXXXX.com and ns2.XXXXXXXX.com.