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Old 08-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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How do I manually add names to my DNS server?

Hey all, I've installed bind 9 on a Debian 6 server and I'm stumped by my next step. I'd like to manually add names to my DNS server so I can do Forward Lookup and Reverse Lookup name/address resolution. For example, I'd like to be able to resolve the names of my ProCurve switches to their addresses and vice versa. I thought there would be something like a dns.conf file but no joy. I can't find anything in Google or in the man pages for bind either.


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Old 08-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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You need to add A records to the zone file. Which means you must first create a zone file for your local domain and put a reference to it in named.conf.

This video shows someone adding a zone to BIND.


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