Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
There are certainly circumstances for which DJBDNS is appropriate, but I have no idea whether this is one of those, or whether another solution might be more appropriate under these circumstances.
I want to configure DNS for my LAN. please help me by giving step by step configurations.
Really, it impossible to answer this question thoroughly without more information (unless, you are prepared to write a 100 page plus tutorial to cover every configuration and option...see, for example the books DNS and BIND, and the DNS Cookbook to get an idea of how involved it can get just covering all of the options for just one resolving package....as you can imagine, covering, say, half a dozen packages multiplies that complexity significantly). As it would be unreasonable to turn up at a site like this and tell people to write you a tutorial of that magnitude, I assume that the OP had something different in mind.
Could you give more information about your exact situation, please?
...And DJBDNS is a nice small fast dns server. I would prefer it over bind.
Yes, guessing what the OP wants, DJBDNS is probably more appropriate than BIND, but DNSMasq is probably more suitable than DJBDNS (testing does show it to be smaller and faster, but that may be irrelevant). But, if my guess of the OPs requirements is wrong, then maybe DJBDNS is more appropriate than DNSmasq, or, maybe maradns. Or, Pdns.
Last edited by salasi; 05-19-2010 at 05:13 AM.
Well I guess OP does not require a resource hog and should be able to do off with djbdns or mara as you said. And I believe it would not also go online. May be for intranet purposes. And something that can run off the same machine as apache would be great. I would love to run multiple application off the same machine and save some money and resources as well.
the package for configuring dns in linux is bind. please install the bind and bindchroot rpm packages. the installation of these packages would create the following path /var/named/chroot. now go to the directory which contains the sample configuration files. it is /usr/share/doc/bind*/sample. here you would find two directories namely 'etc' and 'var' copy these two directories and paste them in /var/named/chroot. then go inside /var/named/chroot/etc and open named.conf file and difine your zones namely the forward lookup zone and the reverse lookup zone. once it is done go /var/named/chroot/var/named and create the zone files and populate it according to your needs.
the package for configuring dns in linux is bind. please install the bind and bindchroot rpm packages.
This is a misstatement of the situation. There is not one single package for DNS in Linux, but several. Earlier in the post, there has been discussion of which out of the several would be appropriate for the OP's situation. Please read that discussion again before apparently dismissing the use of other packages in order to recommend 'the' package that must be used.