Hi All,

This is probably my last try at getting Zimbra running on my server. Having to face my boss to tell him "Hey we have got a fantastic product we can use for email, but we can't use it because to get a correct installation working fully requires x amount days of my time!!" So far I have spent four days trying to get this thing working and coming back with same ol errors. slapd & dns, mx records!.

I have now used a registered domain name via 1&1 we had parked. setup zimbra server with mail.mobecservices.co.uk as hostname our FQDN is mobecservices.co.uk.
1&1 hosting required us to setup subdomain mail.mobecservices.co.uk for some reason. I have edited the settings via 1&1 control panel so that the A record points to our External Static IP address with ports forwarding to the internal LAN IP address of the server. the MX records points to mail.mobecservices.co.uk.

When i do "dig mail.mobecservices.co.uk mx" I get:-

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> mail.mobecservices.co.uk mx
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 56241
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 11, ADDITIONAL: 2

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;mail.mobecservices.co.uk. IN MX

;; ANSWER SECTION:
mail.mobecservices.co.uk. 85591 IN MX 10 mobecservices.co.uk.
mail.mobecservices.co.uk. 85591 IN MX 10 mail.mobecservices.co.uk.

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
uk. 172018 IN NS NS5.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NS6.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NS7.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NSA.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NSB.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NSC.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NSD.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NS1.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NS2.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NS3.NIC.uk.
uk. 172018 IN NS NS4.NIC.uk.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
mail.mobecservices.co.uk. 85591 IN A 87.xxx.xxx.xxx
mobecservices.co.uk. 85534 IN A 87.xxx.xx.xxx

;; Query time: 1 msec
;; SERVER: 192.168.1.78#53(192.168.1.78)
;; WHEN: Thu May 17 14:02:31 2007
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 308

Is this correct? if not what else do i need to do now. My Server is running Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server. I really need to get this running today to able to justify the time spent has been worth it!. HAS ANYONE SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED THIS WITH MY CONFIGURATION STATED?. Especially with the 1&1 control panel settings. Some one must have a step by step guide that works. Yes, I have scoured this forum now for days, finding various guides but they all seem to be missing steps some where along the line, and i have so far got by by building my own Frankenstein Zimbra/Ubuntu install to this point! .

HHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLPPPPP, please I have no more hair left to pull already!!