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Thread: Subdomain with Test Mail Server, please help

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    quietas is offline Elite Member
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    Default Subdomain with Test Mail Server, please help

    Here's the situation: Multi-server LAN behind a firewall.

    * Debian Pirmary DNS server (3.1)
    * Win2k3 secondary DNS and Primary Domain Controller (windows logins)
    * Debian mail server (4.0), Couier IMAP w/exim and mailscanner
    * Several other MS 2kX servers
    * Several other Debian servers

    Basically as you can see it's a mish-mash of Debian and Win2ksomething. The Debian DNS server and mail server are what I am concerned with for this post, but I thought I'd fill the blanks in case something is relavent.

    Now to my problem: I need to set up a second mail server so I can test Zimbra. I needs to be fully functional on it's own subdomain. I would prefer to use Ubuntu 6.06 since it is supported by Zimbra, while Debian is not.

    What would need to be changed on the DNS server and the Zimbra Ubuntu server so that I can get it to install? I've started the process, but the install script fails at:
    Setting defaults...No results returned for A lookup of
    Checked nameservers:
    DNS ERROR resolving
    It is suggested that the hostname be resolveable via DNS
    Change hostname [Yes]
    Here's my conf files as they are.

    Debian DNS bind conf file (minus all the servers and workstations):
    Code:           IN      A
    Zimbra Ubuntu /var/cache/bind/
    $TTL 38400
    ;      Addresses and other host information.
    @       IN      SOA (
                                   10118      ; Serial
                                   43200      ; Refresh
                                   3600       ; Retry
                                   3600000    ; Expire
                                   38400 )  ; Minimum
    ;       Define the nameservers and the mail servers
            IN      NS
            IN      A
            IN      MX      10
    Zimbra Ubuntu /etc/bind/named.conf.local:
    zone "" {
            type master;
            file "";
    Zimbra Ubuntu /etc/bind/named.conf.options:
    forwarders {
    Zimbra Ubuntu /etc/resov.conf
    Anything else needed to point out what stupid mistake I made?

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    quietas is offline Elite Member
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    Anyone have any ideas?

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    misleb is offline Intermediate Member
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    It seems to me that if you want this to be a functioning test server, you'll need to add all that DNS info (MX/A records) for to your main DNS server, or else you won't be able to get mail into it. Also, I see no reason why it needs actually have its own zone file. You could just as easily add

     test        IN      A
                  IN      MX     10
    to your live/main zone file.

    As for using Debian.. Zimbra-UBUNTU6 installs fine on Debian with only a couple minor tweaks. Even debian 4.0.


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