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veeruk101 07-13-2007 08:12 PM

Beginner Bind/DNS questions
 
What's the difference between forwarders in named.conf and nameserver in resolv.conf? On your machine that runs named, don't both elements serve to forward queries for resolution to higher-up name servers?

If your named server is running on a port other than the default of 53, how can you tell clients what the port is? Can you instruct them to set, in their resolv.conf files, nameserver 111.111.111.111:55555 (where 5555 is the port number)?

Thanks.

veeruk101 07-13-2007 09:31 PM

Also, what's the difference between putting in your /etc/nsswitch.conf file "hosts: dns files" and in your /etc/host.conf "order bind,hosts"? Are these both doing the same things? Which takes precedence if they mention different things?


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