sorry for all of the posts…i have a lot to absorb. After much ado, i finally have a set of servers in place and would like to use this thread to go through my setup ironing out any potential problems you guys can see before i install WHMCS and go live (selling online hosting).
I have the following servers
host1 (Virtualmin Pro, 1 vcpu, 1.7 BG RAM, ephenumeral ip)
ns1 - primary name server (virtualmin GPL, 1 vcpu, 0.6GB RAM, static IP)
ns2 - secondary nameserver (Webmin, 1 vcpu, 0.6GB RAM, ephenumeral IP)
I am going to steer clear of email for now
all servers will eventually be static ip addresses but for now i feel that at least ns1 must be static unless i dont use my own nameservers, which in that case i would change the static ip over to hosting server.
First things are first…I am not entirely sure about my hosts files on these machines. The configuration on all of them follows this format…
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost 127.0.1.1 host1.mydomain.com.au host1 "my external ip" host1.mydomain.com.au host 1
The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
169.254.169.254 metadata.google.internal metadata
Are the first two lines ok?
“169.254.169.254 metadata.google.internal metadat” at the bottom seems to cause problems with my BIND configuration? Can i remove this metadata (it is automatically inserted by my google cloud platform when i install a new instance. Should i change it to to something else?