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Old 12-03-2003, 12:27 AM   #1
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Question How to check BIND version


Hi all,

I am not sure which Bind version is currently running on my server. I got to check the version. I am using RH 6.2 and i installed its default bind package. but i should learn how to check the bind version from command prompt. Any Idea?

2. If I want to upgrade it to version 9, what should i do ?

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Old 12-03-2003, 12:36 AM   #2
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I don't know any of that i'm sorry, but in redhat 7.2 the bind version was 8 I think, so I imagine it would be about version 7.

I work in debian and thus don't know redhat well but I imagine if you find out what the package management program for redhat is then you can uninstall the bind version and download bind9 RPM file from redhat. Just be carful of dependencies. Hope I helped in some way.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 12:47 AM   #3
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Well you may have heard the phrase "man pages are your friend". Since you may not know that the BIND binary is called "named" I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.

man named

scroll down through the text, there is an option to "Report the version number and exit."

so you would do:
named <option>

and that would report the version. I'll leave it up to you to figure out the option since you need to learn how to read man pages eventually, it might as well be now.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 01:12 AM   #4
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Talking got the information

Thanks Chort,

I got the version information the way u instructed me. I realize i should understand man pages...it helpful but sometime i don't get how to use it.
is there any other way to understand man page clearly?

Thanks once again for the help. my named version is: 8.2.2-P5 Mon Feb 28 10:17:53 EST 2000

I don't know why this time format here?

bye.

Tusher.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 04:31 AM   #5
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The time/date is when the binary was built.

If Red Hat does not have a more recent package of BIND available by RPM for that version, then you need to download the source from www.isc.org and compile it. I would definitely recommend upgrading to at least 9.2.2.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by tusher View Post
Hi all,

I am not sure which Bind version is currently running on my server. I got to check the version. I am using RH 6.2 and i installed its default bind package. but i should learn how to check the bind version from command prompt. Any Idea?

2. If I want to upgrade it to version 9, what should i do ?

Bye.

Tusher.
**********************************************Response********************************************** *******
If you want to check the version of BIND all you need to do is to type "named -v" at the command prompt. Typing this command at my command prompt gives me this output:
styehimba@teitculin1:~$ named -v
BIND 9.7.3


If you want to upgrade to BIND 9 you should be able to do that. However, it is also going to depend on whether you are going to do it from the command line of if you are going to use the GUI. Right now I would suggest that you use the GUI. Remember that "yum" is the RHEL tool to update, install, remove, and modify packages on RH distros.
 
  


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