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Thread: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

  1. #1

    Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    Obviously I don't want that.
    I want it to direct to 111.90.150.93
    How do I do this?

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    Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    Can you give a little more detail as to what you do that leads up to the undesired results?

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    Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    I had a server set up about 6 weeks ago.
    #Now I have transferred some more moresites onto it and need to set up the nameservers to point to it.

    At the moment they points to 127.0.0.1
    Last edited by howefield; July 29th, 2015 at 11:03 AM.

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    Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    Please post the contents of /etc/hosts file.
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    Lightbulb Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    All you have to do is restart bind to clear its cache:

    # /etc/init.d/named restart

    You can also use rndc command as follows flush out all cache:

    # rndc restart

    OR

    # rndc exec

    BIND v9.3.0 and above will support flushing all of the records attached to a particular domain name with rndc flushname command. In this example flush all records releated to example.com domain:

    # rndc flushname example.com

    It is also possible to flush out BIND views. For example, lan and wan views can be flushed using the following command:

    # rndc flush lan

    # rndc flush wan

  6. #6

    Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    Here is etc/hosts

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    4545.6.7.21 server42.abc.com server35

    Virtual Hosts

    234.54.6.46 thexxxxxxxxxx.info

    # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
    ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
    fe00::0 ip6-localnet
    ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
    ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
    ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

    I was using external DNS and hadn't set up dns on my own server. Have done that now and am waiting for them to point the website. I may not have to deal with this until domain expires.

    I am a bit confused here. Do I I need to install bind on my own server?
    Last edited by howefield; July 29th, 2015 at 11:04 AM.

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    Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    No, you can let the domain registrar maintain your records. What matters are the A records that map from www.example.com to an IP address.
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  8. #8

    Re: Website directs to 127.0.0.1

    theexxxxxxxl.info does map to 111.90.150.92

    You can see it at http://111.90.150.92/theexxxxxxxxxl/

    The server maps it to localhosr 127..0.0.1
    Last edited by howefield; July 29th, 2015 at 11:04 AM.

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