hola all! I'm hoping someone can be of assistance. I've followed the tutorial and have been able to install zimbra pretty easily, it's on ubuntu 6.06.1, the only thing that's not working out for me is the dns stuff I think... I can't even get the local mail to route to the local users.
Oh yeah.. I'm using bind9, so the only things I had to change were where I put the 'forwarders' section I think. But, I can nslookup google.com and that works fine, so I'm thinking that's configured right.
But, if I do 'nslookup mail.MYDOMAIN.com' it says SERVFAIL and that it couldn't find it. the first thing it says when I run nslookup is server: --my local IP and address: --my local IP#53
So, I'm thinking my problem is there. The configuration that I'm hoping for(and maybe you can tell me if this will work) is this:
right now the domain in question is parked at 1and1.com, I'm hoping that I can just have the domain forwarded to the static IP and then in the advanced DNS section of they're control panel have the mail servers be 'www.MYDOMAIN.com' --
so in theory I would think that should forward everything to the static IP, ... and then the router would forward everything to the zimbra box.
I don't think I need dns lookups because I have to forward all outgoing mail through the isp's smtp servers (although, I may need dns to be able to lookup the 'smtp.isp.com', so I may need it after all).
I think ultimatley I will just endup making the hostname for the system www.MYDOMAIN.COM, since this is the only thing that we'll be using the domain name for, but I can't test that on this box because it's a residential line and port 25 is blocked... I'm affraid if I don't have my split dns working correctly then all local mail would shoot out to the internet and then come back, but that just seems silly to me when they should be able to just be routed locally..
I've been playing with this in a VM, so it's a little hard to 'cut & paste', but I'll re type anything that will help if that's needed. and if there are any log files that might help me figure out what's going on that would be great too...
*** Also, I haven't found anything good about actually how to take your domain name from the registrar's parked area and move it to work with your own server, so if anyone knows about that, I'm all ears.