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Old 03-15-2011, 03:17 AM   #1
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Can any one provide me with the Bind configuration files for Rhel 5.6 ..Because i am new to the Bind conf
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provide you with someone elses configuration files? What good will that do? If you're new, just google for "bind howto" or "bind configuration guide" or something like that, just dumping a bunch of someone elses config files on your system won't help you.
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Just to add to what Chris said, it is not only useless, but it is effectively impossible (with the current state of information).

Bind is versatile -probably, too versatile- and is capable of being set up for a very wide variety of configurations. Even if I ignore the trivial (changing IP addresses) you can probably get to 10e6 different configurations from a pure 'combinations of config variables' approach. Given that the likelihood is that something like (10e6 - 1) of those are going to be useless or harmful to you, it really isn't something that is worth doing.

If you still want to try that kind of approach, buy/borrow the Bind Cookbook O'Reilly/Liu (I think). Otherwise read DNS and Bind (again, O'Reilly/Liu and someone else whose name I should remember).

In many use cases, something other than Bind is easier to set up, is more efficient and can be less buggy and less of a maintenance headache. But you have chosen Bind, which is a bit of a 'Swiss Army Knife' solution, so there are probably good reasons for not pursuing alternatives.
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I agree, handing you an existing configuration is futile. The books Salasi mentions are good resources. O'Reilly has a DNS and Bind book by Liu (and someone else) that isn't the cookbook that would also be a good resource. The cookbook approaches things in a, "how do I perform X function" where as the regular book teaches all about how Bind and DNS work and get configured.

Here is a link to a set of Bind tutorials and how-to documents that I found helpful. When I first setup my server, I used these to get bind working in short order. Perhaps they will help you too. The upper right hand corner of the page contains multiple Bind and DHCP tutorials. Be sure to check them out to see which one best matches your goals.


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