Question on pfSense and new DNS/Mail/web Server
My 'netwizard' down in the DFW area has been out of touch for several days and I need his help–or help from this forum--to answer a specific question or two. My physical disability did not allow me to get down and crawl around when my telco put in my DSL line last year. So I cannot be certain how things are wired. But the line from the wall runs to the Qwest router [modem]; that goes into my firewall, a 1998 Kayak. I believe, not certain, that the second NIC cable from the firewall plugs into my switch. My present server is also a '98 Kayak. It is very close to dying. I have a 2009 Dell Inspiron 530 that is almost set to roll as my new DNS server.
My netwiizard friend did the original configuration nearly two years ago. I understand some of it; I'm learning more of it by the day. Still, because my disability links me to the outside world, having my own domain (and email, etc) in working order is just about a must.
I just edited my /etc/namedb/master/thought.org.* files. [[[ yes, I do realized these are symlinked to /var/named/etc/* ]]] to point to my new Dell as the SOA. From the antique Kayak's local [LAN] IP. I need to know how much pfSense is (or should be) integrated into the maze. I haven't looked everywhere if the web-interface, but have not seen anywhere that my old IP numbers were linked to my DNS Server.
Any ideas on what-should-be? and where I should look and edit?
PS: FWIW: In April, 2001, I was the one who set up bind9 on my original DNS server, so I am familiar with some BIND/NAMED things. but not how they fit with the firewall side. If this is not a worry, I'll be very pleased.
Cry Havok last edited by
I don't think there's enough there for anybody to answer that question.
Are you replacing an existing box with a pfSense host?
Are you using pfSense as a primary or secondary DNS server?