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    Default Noob question : Install Zimbra 5.0.9 for Ubuntu 64

    Hi,

    I'm a Windows specialist but I would like to discover Linux and everything related to Linux.
    A collegue of mine showed me his Zimbra server and I would like test it to replace my Exchange server at home.
    I have installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition 64 bits in a VMWare server.
    Everything is ok up to now.

    I have followed first steps of this tutorial to install Zimbra on Ubuntu.

    And I'm stuck at the ./install.sh where it asked me to correct my hosts file.
    I have tried every possible things I could.
    I also tried to install a DNS server on Ubuntu but it doesn't change anything.

    My network configuration is :
    1 single computer with a VMWare server
    1 Cisco PIX firewall that does the NAT and PAT
    1 domain I own registered with a MX and A record

    If I test the command host I can see a A and MX registration that points to my fixed IP address.

    Well... I don't know what to test. I have read all that was related to this and I don't understand where it doesn't work.
    I'm not really sure that my DNS server in Ubuntu is ok and I don't know how to test it so I accept any advise.
    Thanks in advance for not blaming me for asking stupid questions.
    Total Noob... so stupid questions are about to be asked.. Sorry

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    You're not helping a poor Windows guy that wants to get interested in Linux.....
    I have tried many things but none of them work... That's really annoying
    Total Noob... so stupid questions are about to be asked.. Sorry

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    you don't neccesarily need a DNS server on the server you're trying to build, but Zimbra is picky about if you have the right DNS records, it just fails otherwise. You should be able to find out if it's happy by running (after you install dnsutils)

    dig your.domain.com
    dig mx your.domain.com

    both should give you valid results, meaning they should match the IP/domain names you have in /etc/hosts, if they don't, it means whomever you're using for a DNS server doesn't have those records configured right, the howto on SourceForge gives you an example of what they should set up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclecameron View Post
    you don't neccesarily need a DNS server on the server you're trying to build, but Zimbra is picky about if you have the right DNS records, it just fails otherwise. You should be able to find out if it's happy by running (after you install dnsutils)

    dig your.domain.com
    dig mx your.domain.com

    both should give you valid results, meaning they should match the IP/domain names you have in /etc/hosts, if they don't, it means whomever you're using for a DNS server doesn't have those records configured right, the howto on SourceForge gives you an example of what they should set up.
    I have tried what you're saying and I don't see anything wrong in my configuration...
    Can I contact you via Windows Live ? My WL : cgirardy@hotmail.fr
    Total Noob... so stupid questions are about to be asked.. Sorry

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