I'm trying to make it so my dynamic IP can be accessed like a static ip, firstly for hosting openvpn server and secondly possibly for hosting my own webpage web server (I know buying hosting space is by far the ultimate choice, this will be for my learning experience).
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to configure this.
I think were I'm getting stuck is in the instructions wiki.untangle.com/index.php/Hostname
Why is there space for two Hostnames ?
"Untangle has no hostname by default, so you can either set it to a domain name you've set to resolve to Untangle's IP or you can sign up for Dynamic
How do I resolve untangle ip to a domain name ? Using Zoneedit i'm pretty sure I can configure DYN DNS , I have a domain and Zoneedit nameservers directed to it but how ?
"you most likely do not want to enter .com or another publicly resolvable address here, but rather something like .local or .lan"
So if I understand in the DNS box just input (mydomainname).local ?
"Hostname: The hostname you're using for the Untangle".
Is this the internal ip of untangle admin screen? Or is this the domain name ?
Another thing that has me confused is in zone edit control panel :
I have no Idea what goes here
I'm pretty sure I should choose "A" but I have no idea why.
It's hard to grasp the inner mechanics of what is actually going on here and how to apply it to the settings.
So far the only part I understand is unlocking my nameservers from domain.com and switching in Zoneedits nameserver.
I'm pretty sure what I need have happen is the Zoneedit nameserver update the current IP of the untangle server and associate it with the public domain. Also on the untangle side get the untangle server to connect to Zoneedit nameservers to give the changed IP information and to also receive the information of the domain and how they are linked. All the while making sure that this is not done on a root level "@" or .com but instead somehow create a local domain.
I have read the wiki page on hostnames and it explains that a hostname is for a "device" in this case my untangle server and that you can name it whatever you like i.e. untangle.domain. I assume this would be on a local level but i'm not certain.
Please Help !
Thank you !