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    Unhappy [SOLVED] confused about MX records

    I am new to email setups, just trying to set up a mail server at home. I have a domain name of my own and wanna test zimbra as a mail solution. I have set up a linux RHEL 4 box in my home. No DNS servers or anything its a clean installation. but i am getting stuck on finding a dns server while installing. what should be the best way to configure this system so that zimbra can send and recieve mails from internet. I have already set MX record in my domain hosting DNS settings to my home. Please help me out on this if you can.

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    This has been covered in the forums many times, if you're behind a NAT router (or firewall) then you'll need a Split DNS set-up. I'd also suggest you read the Quick Start Installation Guide for details of the configuration of your /etc/hosts file and also search the forums to see what's needed.
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    Default NAT router

    I have no idea what do you mean by NAT router. I bought my domain from godaddy and my DNS records are on the godaddy nameservers. I have no web server configured for now and i have a MX record on the nameserver to redirect it to my home IP. so i am still not able to understand that do i need a split DNS as i dont have a DNS at first place.

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    Is your computer on a public IP or a private IP address such as 192.168.x.x?
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    Default private IP

    My computer is on a private IP as a wireless router is in between my system and the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgupta.er View Post
    My computer is on a private IP as a wireless router is in between my system and the Internet.
    That's a NAT router. You'll need to set-up a DNS server on your LAN and follow the instructions I've given you for the Split DNS.
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    Sure i will just try that and get back to you

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    Default forwarders

    what should i put here

    forwarders {
    ; };
    };

    My default gateway of router or something else?

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    Forwarders should be your upstream DNS servers so that you are able to resolve domains outside of your LAN eg. your ZCS server will find its MX and A records via its internal IP and anything else will get MX and A records out on the internet.

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    Default postfix

    Host mail.hillaqs.com
    antispam Running
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    Is this normal

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