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Old 04-27-2007, 11:52 PM   #1
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building DNS server

my boss want me do build an internal or intranet in our office like mail server web server without
external connection thru the internet(inter-office use only). my question is it possible to build a DNS server without internet conection and it is possible to build a DNS server without registering to the interic ex. "" can my user find my domainname if they email other department like bottom line... can DNS server work interoffice only?
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Sure you can. Bind will do that for you, although Ithink there may be some lighter servers available as well. Bind is standard though.

Have a look at

and read up on authoritative servers
Old 04-28-2007, 01:28 AM   #3
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ok thank billy :-)
i will start building on Monday My first DNS server and my Intranet hope all things works right :-)
i know i can do it right beside allmost of my problem regarding linux was solve in this forum... Great Help guys!!!
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You might also look at "djbdns" as well.

You may find a howto at Also, the O'Reilly book "Linux Cookbook" by Carla Schroder, which has a chapter on DNS which covers configuring both bind and djbdns.
ISBN: 0-596-00640-3


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