My server was at max density. And my DNS took a dive. I have repaired the DNS. The server I am still building in my spare time. Issued with DHCPD, MYSQL, and APACHE on a fresh install and a bad memorey stick have been making life interesting. I was up till 4am last night only to discover that basically Mysql 5 doesn't really read datadir in the my.cnf file. However you won't find that in any of the manuals.
What did you just say??? :lol: :lol:
Ah yes my run on geek speak.
I have a computer at home that runs as a webserver, brendhanhorne.com. I also run my DNS on it Domain Name System. That way you can type brendhanhorne.com and connect to the webserver part of the computer. If the DNS doesn't work you would have to type the numbered ip address I have which is no fun unless you like remembering numbers. I had issues with the DNS. They have been fixed.
The hard drive on the computer is full. ie no more room for p0rn, I mean pictures of cutouts. ;)
I am building a new server. With a 250 gig hard drive. Not the biggest out there but for my webserver it is plenty. I tend to build my own servers. In this case However I had a IBM NetVista that was missing a power supply. I ordered a power supply and installed it. Since I don't sit in front of my webserver this computer would be fine. I put some memorey sticks (RAM) in it. I did a fresh install of FreeBSD 6.3 which is the operating system I use (no money for Bill Gates, suck it windoze). One of the memorey sticks was bad and made the initial install of the software a pain in the butt. Replacement of the memorey stick solved that issue.
I have several other computers at home. All of which connect to the internet through this server making my server the "gateway" to the internet for all the other computers. The server has to give each computer an address. It does this with something called DHCP on the server side it is called DHCPD, the client side it is just DHCP. However I had a problem getting an internal computer to get out onto the internet. Remember I mentioned DNS earlier. Well I needed to point the internal computers toward my isp's nameservers. So I had to modify a file with a new set of ips to get it to point to the nameservers.
Apache is the program that runs the webserver. So when you type brendhanhorne.com you see something. DNS points you toward my webserver. Apache let's you see the stuff on the server. Apache took some tweaking because I can't just copy all the same files from the current server. Because having two exactly alike would cause a conflict. So I had to modify so I could test it on the internal network.
Mysql is a databse program. When you have lots of information or things you want to keep organized you use a database. Think of it like a file cabinet with tabs. The Mysql program has some files that guide it on where it stores information. One of them is a file called my.cnf. This is a configuration file that Mysql reads when the program starts. The problem is that it wasn't being fully read. I had to setup commands in other files. I have patched it together in a way it will work but there is still some tweaking I need to do.
I may have just bored everyone on the forums to tears with an english translation of the geek speak paragraph. But buzzbee asked. Where is Robo to decipher this when I need him.