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Old 08-22-2003, 01:44 PM   #1
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Quick DNS server Question

Well maybe not that quick! I setup a SAMBA server for a small business and also DHCP on RH 7.2. I have never really taken care of the DNS issues like I should have and now we are having problems. I only have 8 machines but periodically they need to talk to each other and to print servers etc... I am a novice at DNS and don't have much time. I have setup host files for each machine, but I guess the dhcp server has been reassigning IP's periodically. I need this to be seamless

Can someone give me a quick solution to this issue? Maybe a good website for someone who is not entiely knowledgable in how DNS really works. Or maybe a software package that is easy to install that will work well on RH 7.2?

I would really appreciate it!
Old 08-22-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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From what i understand, you want a dns server, and then you want your dhcp server and client to automatically update your dns server? That gave me a lot of headaches, but that might just be because of my computer not liking me. To start, get the DNS server BIND 9 at

Install that, and you should also install DHCP for yourself

After install, the man page for named (dns server) explains how to set that up, and the man page for dhcpd.conf explains a little about how dynamic dns works. There isn't much info, so you should simply google for dynamic dns, and you can find some help. Have fun
Old 08-22-2003, 02:56 PM   #3
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only 8 machines? I would start by ditching the DHCP and using static addresses. It will make your life easier to do any port forwarding etc..


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