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Old 12-16-2003, 05:39 AM   #1
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DNS server


Is there a program for hosting your own dns server? If so, could I get the names and maybe a general direction to go. Where a how-to would be located? Anyway!

THANKS!

-Jalalabee
 
Old 12-16-2003, 05:52 AM   #2
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BIND is the main DNS server for Linux, and OpenSource

BIND Homepage

Hope that helps
 
Old 12-16-2003, 07:13 AM   #3
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Ah, had to look over such the page, couldn't figure out for awhile why I couldn't find anything. Their main page states it is at: http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/ ... Let's save them some bandwidth ;-D

--THANKS!

-Jalalabee

Going to check this...BIND 9.2.3 out and see how it works for me.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 07:40 AM   #4
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Wowwe--

I'm having the hardest time looking through the how-tos I've found so far, was wondering if there is a SIMPLE STUPID one for myself? :-D. I'm still learning.

It atleast built well, which is next to a first. ;-)

-Jalal
 
Old 12-16-2003, 08:25 AM   #5
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Even if there was an 'easier' DNS server you'll still have to become familiar with DNS concepts in order to properly use the package. A micro-howto for ISC's named...

/etc/named.conf
Tells the 'named' server how we're going to start up the server with options such as logging, zone file locations and transfer settings. (typical options would be something like
Code:
options {
        directory "/var/named";
};
which tells the server where we're going to keep the zone data. This is the place you tell named what zones you will be setting up (ie: somewhere.com). By itself it will do nothing as it needs the zone data (address records) for each zone. A very simple stanza would look something like this
Code:
zone "somewhere.com" IN {
        file "db.somewhere.com";
        type master;
};
So in order for this to work you'll need to create the zone data file '/var/named/db.somewhere.com' which will contain address data for the zone somewhere.com
 
Old 12-16-2003, 10:00 AM   #6
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Actually I meant a better HOW-TO...I understand that I'll need to learn, but I'm sure I'll pick it up when I'm reading the HOW-TO or tweaking things. Anyway, I'm just having the hardest time with this HOW-TO I've found, I'll probly just restarting and keep trying. :-D. I'll keep it updated on my problems and issues.

Thanks for your help btw.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:58 PM   #7
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looking over it still...fun...ill get back to you

Last edited by Jalalabee; 12-19-2003 at 08:27 AM.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 08:30 AM   #8
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got it to work, yay.

was wondering though if this also enables me to use a domain such as " www.jalalabee.net " wanted to fool around with that stuff also, if not, what would i need to publically have a domain? *not commerically of course, but for myself to fool around with and learn* ive rtfm but i cant tell if its talking about public or just on my computer of it working. also, if so, is there a good place i could get a how-to on JUST that? thanks for any feedback, unless its cruel
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:08 AM   #9
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whats in you forward lookup database at present? located in /var/named/

you'll need a pointer stating that the alias www is a CNAME for the FQDN i.e:

www IN CNAME hostname.domainname.com

and obviously an alias between the IP and FQDN i.e

hostname IN A (IP address)


G
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:29 AM   #10
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Jalalabee, you can use Jalalabee.net in your local intranet if you want to with no problem just by setting up BIND correctly. But unless you register with a domain naming service no one else on the world wide internet can see it.

I think that someone above said it best. You really need to familiarize yourself with DNS and how it works and so forth before you can really use this package properly.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 12:15 PM   #11
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ah, just learning really and looking over the two best how-tos i found didnt really answer the question
 
Old 12-19-2003, 01:07 PM   #12
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An easier way to set up DNS is by using webmin . It is web-based administration. Just install it and go to http://10.1.2.3:10000 (or whatever your ip is) and you can set up DNS and just about all your other server programs with a decent gui.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 12:55 PM   #13
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that is great, it is allowing me to not be able to be worried about messing something so i can get to learning, a little different and completely unknowing of it, however, ill get use to it, thanks! ;D
 
  


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