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    Default Desperate about my hostst file

    Hello,

    I`m new whit Zimbra. But what i have seen of it, was great.

    So i have reinstalled my linux server and dit run the file install.sh
    But then i get de following error:

    ERROR: Installation can not proceeed. Please fix your /etc/hosts file

    I know that there is some more information on google about this problem. I tried all the possible solutions but it didn`t work. I have a domain. I would like to connect the server with zimbra.domain.nl

    Can somebody explain me where the hosts file is good for and what i have to change in this file and what i have to change in my DNS settings to my domain?

    (sorry for my bad English)

    Greetz,
    Gerben van de Kraats

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    Welcome to the forums

    Have you followed Zimbra™ Collaboration Suite Single Server Installation - Open Source as there is a specific section on how /etc/hosts should look ?

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    Thanxs for your fast reply!

    I did see something like this. I did read a installation guide but i think not this one. But i have a question... my server has got a internal ip address (192.168.1.210) and of course i have also external ip. Which one do i have to use on the second rule? And my second question... The first ip (127.0.0.1) is that always 127.0.0.1 or can that be different?

    Greetz,
    Gerben van de Kraats

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    You will need to use the internal IP address and set up a split DNS architecture which is also configured in the link I provided.

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    ok! I searched on google what split DNS is :P
    Is it possible that i can connect with the server when i`m not in my network at work?

    I would like to connect a php script with the server to sync the contacts, so thats why
    i ask.

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    Of course as long as your firewall is open I would recommend that you run Zimbra on HTTPS only which can be achieved, once you are up and running, by issuing the following
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    su - zimbra
    zmtlsctl https
    zmcontrol stop ; zmcontrol start

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    ok! Thanxs for your time! I'm going to try what you said. I will let you know!

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    sorry... just al little question... what to do with FQDN yourhostname ?
    will that be zimbra.mydomain.nl ?

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    yes and you will need to ensure that internally it resolves to the local IP 192.168.X.X and externally it reports back the public IP.

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    I`m following the next tutorial about SPLIT DNS. But i`m not good at it
    Is this a good guide to get it done? Or do you maybe have something better?

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