Dreamhost IPs


#1

I currently have a domain hosted elsewhere and due to the cost of upgrading from the most basic account here at dreamhost (to get full DNS control) I would rather keep it that way. Is it possible to find the IPs of the web and mail servers so that I can point www. and the mail to dreamhost, but keep the actual control over the dns elsewhere? I can’t find this information anywhere in the knowledge base. Can anyone help?

If not I’ll go bother tech support…

Thanks
Lee


#2

I’m experiencing the same problem also, one thing that you can do:

  1. change the name server to dreamhost
  2. wait till it resolve
  3. ping the address to get the IP address ( their mail server is different than the website server )

Goes through a lot of trouble but if you really need it it, then thats one thing that you could do.

I hope dreamhost would include the IP address for each server when they send the welcome msg.

PS: for the webmail, they use mail.yourdomain.com so if you set different i.e: pop3.yourdomain.com you cant login into the webmail.
you can only retrieve it from POP3 or IMAP

somebody corrent me if i’m wrong.


#3

I’m sure support would give you this information.

Also, and I could be totaly wrong here, I think that if you get into telent/ssh and ping thoes services, you will get the correct IP address. I believe that the server will access Dreamhost’s DNS, and return the IP you want, rather than what you might get from doing this on your home computer.

-Matttail


#4

Indeed that’s possible, but I wanted to be able to know the IPs before changing to dreamhost so I didn’t have any downtime. Support very helpfully gave me all the mail. IPs anyway, I presume they’ll also give the others if I ask. Shame I can’t pay a small monthly extra to get full DNS control really… then I’d just let them handle the DNS