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Old 02-04-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
ninja master
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bind woes


bind has too many settings and is far too confusing to setup manage and run....

it should be simple, a central configuration file... options to save cache across reboots, and how long to hold the cache for.... (my dig 10 minutes after a dig at google shows 40 ms instead of 0 again....) option to enable dns info forwarding.... a file to add DNS addresses to pull from and preferencial order.... file to add information about local network hosts.... (hostA 192.168.1.2 hostB 192.168.1.3......) less gears of the machine in the users face, more straight forward options...

tutorials for caching name server... tutorials for forwarding local name server to the net....

current bind config has garbage like this in it....

Code:
acl "xfer" {
	/* Deny transfers by default except for the listed hosts.
	 * If we have other name servers, place them here.
	 */
	none;
};
instead of "transfer=yes #allow transfers to hosts in acessctl.lst" type options

the more garbage like that in a config, the more likely misconfigured, misconfigurations lead to insecurity, and to getting hacked.

i would post this on the bind forum on isc, but its so locked down and confusing im not going to waste my time.

id like to be able to have my bind forward the stale information quickly, as it updates in the background.... not
dig google.com Query time: 53 msec and then dig google.com Query time: 1 msec

Last edited by ninja master; 02-04-2013 at 11:07 AM.
 
Old 02-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ninja master View Post
bind has too many settings and is far too confusing to setup manage and run....

it should be simple, a central configuration file... options to save cache across reboots, and how long to hold the cache for.... (my dig 10 minutes after a dig at google shows 40 ms instead of 0 again....) option to enable dns info forwarding.... a file to add DNS addresses to pull from and preferencial order.... file to add information about local network hosts.... (hostA 192.168.1.2 hostB 192.168.1.3......) less gears of the machine in the users face, more straight forward options...

tutorials for caching name server... tutorials for forwarding local name server to the net....

current bind config has garbage like this in it....

Code:
acl "xfer" {
	/* Deny transfers by default except for the listed hosts.
	 * If we have other name servers, place them here.
	 */
	none;
};
instead of "transfer=yes #allow transfers to hosts in acessctl.lst" type options

the more garbage like that in a config, the more likely misconfigured, misconfigurations lead to insecurity, and to getting hacked.

i would post this on the bind forum on isc, but its so locked down and confusing im not going to waste my time.

Everything in your post is 100% opinionated and is completely wrong. If you want help creating a local, chrooted, caching nameserver for your local network to setup internal DNS and forward all other requests to an external nameserver I can do this in under 30 minutes with almost no effort.


Instead of complaining when something is frustrating why not ask questions and get some help? I can give you several links for tutorials that will walk you through this with no problem.
 
  


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