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Old 04-30-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy DNS SETUP on RHEL 5.2


I am new to linux.

can anyone please provide me the steps for configuring the DNS server on RHEL 5.2.

I did the DNS configuration on RHEL 4.7 it worked fine but as i see in RHEL 5.2 the named.conf file is different and i am confused.

machine ipaddress =
Domain name =

please provide me with the steps on how to edit the named.conf file and zone entries.

Your co-operation will be highly appreceated.

Old 05-01-2010, 12:39 AM   #2
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When I googled "named.conf", the first match was one for RH 9: While that is an older version, it seems to be pretty much what I am familiar with, but I only scanned over it. What version of BIND are you using (named -v)?

Also, I noticed this similar post: which seems to imply a firewall issue on upgrade.
Old 05-01-2010, 01:11 AM   #3
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please provide me with the steps on how to edit the named.conf file and zone entries.
1) update to rhel 5.5 that is the current
2) call your paid for tech support
--- if this is a "free" unsupported - NOT updated version

then install CentOS and update.
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Chances are that the original poster could be a student. In that case, your guidance (John) could only be enjoyed as a joke.

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Old 05-01-2010, 05:29 PM   #5
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that is my std boilerplate for red hat 5.1,5.2 ( the not updated rhel5.5 )
Old 05-02-2010, 06:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the reply.

I am using BIND 9.3.4-P1.

Please advise

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