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Old 06-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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where is the DNS GUI program?


Sorry for the dumb question.

I installed CentOS5.

When I go to Application|Add/Remove Software|Servers, DNS Name Server is already selected in the list to the right. However, I am not sure where to find the DNS GUI program so I can start editting the DNS server accordingly?


Where is it located? Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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I don't use Centos but I think you may be confused between Software servers (also known as "Repositories") and a Domain Name Server (DNS)

You DNS servers ( that resolve google.com or linuxquestions.org to an IP address ) are listed in the file /etc/resolv.conf. If you can surf the web, they are working.

Available Repositories for CentOS -> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...t=Repositories
Edit: And you should read this too:
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos#head-7...7716f4f771a436

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #3
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Maybe I did not explain well enough.

I am trying to setup my CentOS box as a DNS Server for DNS Clients. I need to configure the DNS Server side of things, but am unable to find a GUI program to do this and I thought there was one?
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Try..

Code:
root@host# system-config-bind
You may need to install it...

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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I am trying to setup my CentOS box as a DNS Server ... but am unable to find a GUI program to do this
If there is one, I am not aware of it. Try this for a manual setup:
http://www.redhat.com/magazine/025nov06/features/dns/
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:36 PM   #6
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system-config-bind results in bash: system-config-find command not found

i have started trying to create my own my own named.conf and my.dns.zone.zone file, but when i issue a "service named start" command it errors out. I'm guessing my .conf or .zone file is wrong. No idea.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #7
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system-config-bind results in bash: system-config-find command not found

i have started trying to create my own my own named.conf and my.dns.zone.zone file, but when i issue a "service named start" command it errors out. I'm guessing my .conf or .zone file is wrong. No idea.
you have to install it...

Code:
yum -y install system-config-bind
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:04 PM   #8
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Thanks, I installed it. When I run it, I get a ...

Zone File Initialization Error:
Zone .
file /var/named/chroot/var/named/named.ca
load error:
ERROR: Zone . file /var/named/chroot/var/named/named/ca does not exist.

Click OK.

I checked, and that file does not exist. However, the instructions I followed at http://www.wains.be/index.php/2007/1...dns-with-bind/ never told me to create a named.ca file??

Any idea? Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 03:11 PM   #9
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Thanks, I installed it. When I run it, I get a ...

Zone File Initialization Error:
Zone .
file /var/named/chroot/var/named/named.ca
load error:
ERROR: Zone . file /var/named/chroot/var/named/named/ca does not exist.

Click OK.

I checked, and that file does not exist. However, the instructions I followed at http://www.wains.be/index.php/2007/1...dns-with-bind/ never told me to create a named.ca file??

Any idea? Thanks.
This is what I did...

Code:
root@host# cp /usr/share/doc/bind-*/sample/var/named/named.root /var/named/chroot/var/named/named.ca

Or better yet...get it "straight from the horses mouth"

Code:
root@host# cd /var/named/chroot/var/named/
root@host# wget http://internic.net/domain/named.root -O named.ca
root@host# chown root:named named.ca
Then run the GUI tool again...

Last edited by custangro; 06-02-2009 at 03:18 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 02:55 PM   #10
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Once I had a named.ca file, the named service started up properly and the gui program also worked. Thanks.
 
  


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