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Old 12-15-2003, 11:51 PM   #1
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Question BIND - Installation and Configuration


Does anyone know where to find BIND, as in the DNS server in Slackware 9.1? I've looked in /etc and can't find any configuration file for it. When I enter 'man bind', I get a manpage for what looks like a C bind function, rather than the DNS daemon.

Am I missing something here?

Any help would be most appreciated.

Ben
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:13 AM   #2
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maybe try installing webmin, you can have a visual config of bind this way. Good for starters. IIRC, the config files are in /var/named. Not sure though
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:26 AM   #3
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Question Update

Looks like I found the configuration files....

Question update -

I'd like to configure my Slackware box to cache DNS information from my ISP's DNS servers. Which configuration files to I need to edit (and read the manpages on)?

I have some familiarity with DNS A records, MX records, etc..but obviously never setting it up on a Linux box.

As always,

Thanks.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:28 AM   #4
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Re: BIND - Installation and Configuration

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Originally posted by BenChase
Does anyone know where to find BIND, as in the DNS server in Slackware 9.1? I've looked in /etc and can't find any configuration file for it. When I enter 'man bind', I get a manpage for what looks like a C bind function, rather than the DNS daemon.

Am I missing something here?

Any help would be most appreciated.

Ben
Take a look at:

'man 8 ypbind'

the files it uses are listed in there.

Tarts

{edit}

Oppps, not what I thought it was. Ignore this post please.

Last edited by Tarts; 12-16-2003 at 12:59 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:28 AM   #5
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This usually simply means allowing recursive queries...
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:31 AM   #6
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Re: Re: BIND - Installation and Configuration

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Take a look at:

'man 8 ypbind'

the files it uses are listed in there.

Tarts
bind is a dns server

ypbind is another thing, related to NIS.

Two different things.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:43 AM   #7
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All I can say after using Linux for the past two days now is:

Long Live the Command Line!

I started playing with computers right around the time of DOS 3.0. Remember the BBS days before the internet was in its present form? Remember gopher? LOL, man, those were the days....it was a lot of fun back then.

Are there still BBS's online anywhere that are useful and/or interesting?

I forgot how fun running a system from a command line was until I started playing with Slackware.

Woo hoo
 
Old 12-16-2003, 12:46 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info..I'm sure I'll have this working in no time.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 08:27 AM   #9
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good. There might be good tutorial on bind on the internet. It is not really easy to configure zone for the first time, that is why I suggested webmin for the first time, then look at your files...
 
Old 12-17-2003, 08:14 PM   #10
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The default BIND installation includes the necessary config for a caching only nameserver. If you have a look at /etc/named.conf you'll see a section that looks like:

//
// a caching only nameserver config
//
zone "." IN {
type hint;
file "caching-example/named.ca";
};

The 'caching-example/named.ca' lives in /var/named/caching-example/named.ca.

Just fire up BIND:

# named

And point your clients to the local IP of the nameserver.

I found this link really useful:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DNS-HOWTO.html

Jason
 
Old 12-17-2003, 11:56 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, I got it working last night.

However, I'm getting Syslog messages that state things such as:

named[2136]: lame server resolving 'www.linuxquestions.com' (in 'linuxquestions.com'?): 212.100.230.160 (www.ultimatesearch.com) #53


What is "lame server?"
 
Old 12-18-2003, 12:02 AM   #12
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little google search:

http://www.mail-archive.com/isp-linu.../msg04188.html
 
  


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