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24Re: Any inexpensive way to run server at home

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  • Dan Kegel
    Sep 1, 1999
      Erik Hovland wrote:
      > > I am thinking to run DNS server and mail server
      > > at home for fun and learning. Any suggestion of
      > > economic way? Anybody have experience doing that?
      > If you actually want the domain/mail server on the internet you will have
      > to get a domain ($70). I would try places like register.com or some such.

      internic.net is the usual place to go.

      > Otherwise, all the software for running a DNS server and mail server comes
      > with any decent distribution of linux (or *BSD for that matter).

      You have to make sure your ISP allows it. A static IP address
      is normally a must, too. ADSL ISP's are usually cool with both
      things. Dialup and cable ISPs usually charge extra.
      - Dan
      (The above is my opinion alone, and not that of my employer)
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