Please advise me on the following:
I have been colocating for years but am now in a position to move away from this provider. I am running four servers for e-mail and websites. I will have two dedicated name servers. I already have the two DNS Ip's and domains setup with my company network provider.
So now I am installing Linux on two boxes to serve as Primary and Secondary DNS. I am only using these as DNS. I have books, and have read everything I can find, but nothing suggests the minimum packages or options to install to run/manage the DNS.
After choosing the Server setup option, should I select a GUI along with the DNS option, or just the DNS option. I understand the process of editing the appropriate files and all, and I am comfortable with editing these with a text editor, but is there a reliable and nice GUI application that I can use to add or delete domain entries every time I pick up a new hosting client or need to make a change to an existing client?
I am asking because I don't want to install any unnecessary applications or processes, but if there is an efficient and effective interface to manage domains on my DNS besides the text editing method, I want to take advantage of it because I have over 100 domains to add. The thought of having a nice GUI for managing the domains is pleasant to my ears, but is not vital to my IT happiness.
Thanks in advance for any recommendations on this. Time is somewhat critical.