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Old 08-06-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me where I can find out how to configure DNS. I am trying to do this for Fedora on a virtual machine. Step by step instructions would be nice but that is probably to much to ask for. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-06-2011, 02:57 PM   #2
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What do you want to configure, the client or the server?

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Hello,

Are you trying to configure a DNS server, or just configuring DNS for a connection?

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Are you trying to configure a DNS server, or just configuring DNS for a connection?

Cheers,

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I am trying to configure a DNS server.
 
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You will have to configure bind (berkeley internet name domain server). There are many tutorials in the internet, for example here: http://www.madboa.com/geek/soho-bind/

Or do you need more general informations about DNS?

Markus
 
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Hi,

check out these links and see if they have the info you are looking for:
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...onfiguring_DNS
http://www.redhat.com/magazine/025nov06/features/dns/
http://www.tldp.org/
 
Old 08-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #7
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You will have to configure bind (berkeley internet name domain server). There are many tutorials in the internet, for example here: http://www.madboa.com/geek/soho-bind/

Or do you need more general informations about DNS?

Markus
To be honest, I'm very new to Linux and have no idea where to start. I read that DNS will let you go directly to the web site if you type in the name, but if done incorrectly my net work will not function right. Well I want to know how to do it right.

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Old 08-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #8
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Hi,

obviously you have an internet-connection with Windows. So there must be either a DNS-server in your network, or your Windows-computer is configured for an external DNS-server in the internet.

If you want to know how this works for your network, please open a terminal on Windows (the dosshell "cmd") and post the output of the command
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ipconfig /all
then we'll explain you how your network is configured for DNS.

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Hi,

obviously you have an internet-connection with Windows. So there must be either a DNS-server in your network, or your Windows-computer is configured for an external DNS-server in the internet.

If you want to know how this works for your network, please open a terminal on Windows (the dosshell "cmd") and post the output of the command
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ipconfig /all
then we'll explain you how your network is configured for DNS.

Markus
I have a virtual machine with Fedora, and this is where I want to configure DNS.

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Old 08-06-2011, 03:38 PM   #10
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But I don't understand what you want to achieve. Do you want to configure your virtual machine as a DNS-server? or do you want to configure a proper network-configuration for the virtual machine? What is not working?

Markus
 
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But I don't understand what you want to achieve. Do you want to configure your virtual machine as a DNS-server? or do you want to configure a proper network-configuration for the virtual machine? What is not working?

Markus
I want to configure your virtual machine as a DNS-server?
 
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Well, the first step would be to install the bind-package on the Linux-machine. Did you do that already?

Then you'll have to edit the configuration-files. And the last step would be to start the daemon (A Windows-user would call it a "Service").

Markus
 
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Well, the first step would be to install the bind-package on the Linux-machine. Did you do that already?

Then you'll have to edit the configuration-files. And the last step would be to start the daemon (A Windows-user would call it a "Service").

Markus
I have done nothing because I didn't know where to start. If you talk me through it I would be thankful. I have a terminal open on the virtual machine.
 
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Well, you'll have to look at the manuals for Fedora. I don't have much experience with Fedore, afaik it uses yum (like RedHat and CentOs). You'll have to find out, if the bind-packages is already installed and if not, you'll have to install it.

If this is done you'll find the configuration-files which are mentioned in any bind-tutorial on the computer and can edit them.

Markus
 
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Well, you'll have to look at the manuals for Fedora. I don't have much experience with Fedore, afaik it uses yum (like RedHat and CentOs). You'll have to find out, if the bind-packages is already installed and if not, you'll have to install it.

If this is done you'll find the configuration-files which are mentioned in any bind-tutorial on the computer and can edit them.

Markus
How do I find bind?

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