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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:
    Code:
    Setting defaults...No results returned for A lookup of test.domain.com
    Checked nameservers:
            192.168.13.50
    
    DNS ERROR resolving test.domain.com
    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:
    test.mydomain.com.           IN      A       192.168.13.50
    Zimbra Ubuntu /var/cache/bind/db.test.domain.com:
    Code:
    $TTL 38400
    ;      Addresses and other host information.
    ;
    @       IN      SOA     test.genevawoods.com. hostmaster.test.genevawoods.com. (
                                   10118      ; Serial
                                   43200      ; Refresh
                                   3600       ; Retry
                                   3600000    ; Expire
                                   38400 )  ; Minimum
    ;       Define the nameservers and the mail servers
            IN      NS      192.168.13.50
            IN      A       192.168.13.50
            IN      MX      10 test.genevawoods.com
    Zimbra Ubuntu /etc/bind/named.conf.local:
    Code:
    zone "test.genevawoods.com" {
            type master;
            file "db.test.genevawoods.com";
    };
    Zimbra Ubuntu /etc/bind/named.conf.options:
    Code:
    forwarders {
            192.168.13.5;
    };
    Zimbra Ubuntu /etc/resov.conf
    Code:
    search test.genevawoods.com
    nameserver 192.168.13.50
    Anything else needed to point out what stupid mistake I made?

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    Anyone have any ideas?

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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 test.domain.com 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

    Code:
     test        IN      A       192.168.13.50
                  IN      MX     10 test.genevawoods.com
    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.

    -matthew

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