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Old 03-26-2004, 12:51 AM   #1
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Question how to configure DNS on redhat LINUX 9.0


hi I have instaled REDHAT 9.0 on my IBM NetVista, and want it to work as an DNS server on the network. I have about 45 windows based terminals for normal users. Presently configured to use ISP DNS server. The query fired by user taked time and sometimes if the ISP link is down the resolve dosn't take place.
It's better to have a DNS server on the LAN.
CAN u help me out of this situation.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:55 AM   #2
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You need to download and install "Bind". Once you have it installed, if you have trouble configureing it come back here for more help.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:59 AM   #3
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thanks !
have installed bind and it seems that there are two or more config file that need to alter, more help needed!!
what abt. bind.conf and named.conf
 
Old 03-26-2004, 12:18 PM   #4
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Yes, the key is in the named.conf file...

what you're looking for is probably right at the top of the file. Depending on the version of Bind you're running there will be an "options" area within that you can specify your fowarders as such:

options {
directory "/var/cache/bind";
forwarders {
1.2.3.4;
5.6.7.8;

};
};

obviously you substiture "1.2.3.4" and "5.6.7.8" with actual DNS servers. You can also have more than two in there if you like.

The named.conf fiile also allows you to specify zone files for your own domain.

For more info you should probably do some reading: http://www.isc.org/index.pl?/sw/bind/
 
  


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