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Old 07-19-2007, 10:00 AM   #1
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Creating Static DNS Server In Mandriva Linux 2006


For starters, I'm playing around with some Virtual Machines (so I don't mind screwing around as root because I can very easily snapshot back and fix everything).

Essentially I need to set-up a DNS server for my Windows Virtual Machine, and i was told the best way to do this was to use Linux as one. The only version of Linux available is Mandriva 2006.

How do I go about setting up Mandriva Linux 2006 as a static DNS Server?


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you have two ways both leading trough a swarm of documentation :-)
1. BIND - nameserver
2. dnsmasq - simple dns and dhcp server
Pro's and con's:
1. de facto internet standard, covers 100% cases, fair coverage and tons of documentation in postcsript format.
2. dnsmasq - small, simple, uses /etc/hosts, /etc/ethers and own configfile, can even give dhcp leases on his own. widespread among WiFi APs and Routers.
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Okay i decided to go with dnsmasq... I un-tar-ed it and then cd'ed in, and did a "make install" command. Which ran without error, leading me to believe that it should be installed... where do I go from here?? Thanks!


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