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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 http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/

Install that, and you should also install DHCP for yourself http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP/

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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