I want to install and evaluate the free edition of zimbra and ordered a root ubuntu 8.04 server from a german hoster.
I've read about the DMZ / Split-DNS stuff in all tutorials, but I am not sure if I have such setup there. I belive my internal IP is also my external IP and my root server is connected to the outside word exactly with the same ip. (*edit*: I am using the Wiki installation guide)
The interface I found was this (except for the XXX):
I can ping my server with this ip from the outsite and locally. So the ip was static already. I also installed the bind9 and set it up the way as described in the install guide. I moved the defined nameservers to the forwarders definition and set as nameserver my own ip.
iface eth0 inet static
I hope that makes sence. My nslookup therefor eis still the ip I got from the hoster.
; BIND data file for example.de
@ IN SOA mail.example.de. admin.example.de. (
090225 ; Serial
604800 ; Refresh
86400 ; Retry
2419200 ; Expire
604800 ) ; Negative Cache TTL
@ IN NS mail
IN MX 10 mail
IN A 78.46.XXX.162
mail IN A 78.46.XXX.162
Another problem for me is that I got the server with just an IP and a dummy hostname like:
I think thats the default. I changed it to mail in the /etc/hostname file because I want to use zimbra on mail.example.de
my hostfile looks lik this:
I'm a linux user I know how to use bash and tweak here and ther efiles with the tools given me, but I am not much in the internals.
### Hetzner Online AG installimage
# nameserver config
10.3.2.244 mail.tractor-equip.net mail
78.46.XXX.162 mail.example.de mail
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
When I start the install of zimbra it stops at the point where it seems to check for the hostname with:
The output of hostname --fqdn is:
ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file
Where is the ip address of the host,
is the FULLY QUALIFIED host name, and
is the (optional) hostname-only portion
I *think* thats according to the plan, but I am not sure. For domains I am using an domain register service where I can set up dns stuff for my domains, so "example.de" is currectly pointing to that server.
I have read in another thread that the guy has just commented out the line where the hostname check is, but I am not that experienced in linux that I know that everything is correct.
Logfiles seem to be empty at this pioint.
Any hint how to go further in the installation are apreciated.