I am trying to set up a BIND configuration with an Apache webserver. What I am trying to achieve is to by using the URL www.exampler.net access the content that can be found on my Apache webserver's /var/www/html folder. I am doing this on one machine which has the IP address When I dig www.exampler.net while my Wired connection is on, it will only find Google's nameservers, but why I turn off my Wired connection it will instantly find my ns1.exampler.net. Why is that? Furthermore by writing www.exampler.net into the browser it won't redirect me to my local website which can be found in /var/www/html but by writing i it will.


zone "exampler.net"{
        type master;
        file "/etc/bind/zones/db.exampler.net";


; exampler.net = domain name
$TTL    604800
exampler.net.   IN      SOA     ns1.exampler.net. admin.localhost. (
                              2         ; Serial
                         604800         ; Refresh
                          86400         ; Retry
                        2419200         ; Expire
                         604800 )       ; Negative Cache TTL
; name servers
exampler.net.   IN      NS      ns1.exampler.net.

; ip addresses
ns1     IN      A
www     IN      A


<VirtualHost *:80>
        ServerName exampler.net:80
        ServerAlias www.exampler.net

        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
        DocumentRoot /var/www/html

        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1. I want to do this only locally, so that the hosts on my LAN server can use the given domain name to access the website that can be found on my Apache/NS server. Thanks in advance!

1 Answer 1


I needed to add my NS to the NetworkManager as well.

sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Wired\ Connection\ 1

To the bottom of the file, add this line:

dns=<your NS' ip address>;

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