Starting with DNS

A 5 star hangout for overworked and underpaid system admins.
Post Reply
DoubleDecaf
Posts: 3
Joined: 2010/03/02 14:28:18

Starting with DNS

Post by DoubleDecaf » 2010/03/21 12:05:19

Hi Everyone,

After completing my RHCT I am now jumping ahead before attending the course and starting to look at bind/dns. It is something I understand for the most part, just my implementation knowledge is less than zero.

I have googled, but there seem to be few good guides that take you from a to b, but don't use several hundred pages or conversely someone has posted a page that looks like crib notes!

I did try and follow the centos docs, starting with a caching name server but even that doesn't seem to work. I am also aware that RH/Centos has a slightly different implementation of BIND from what I read.

Can anyone offer me a good place to start. I understand the theory fine, its just my implementation sucks. It's like I am 45% of the way there, if you know what I mean.

Regards

DoubleDecaf

User avatar
AlanBartlett
Forum Moderator
Posts: 9323
Joined: 2007/10/22 11:30:09
Location: ~/Earth/UK/England/Suffolk
Contact:

Starting with DNS

Post by AlanBartlett » 2010/03/21 15:59:04

As this is not a [i]CentOS[/i] support question, it is being moved to the [i]Social[/i] forum.

I performed a quick [i]Google[/i] search using the string [i]"BIND RHEL5.4 site:redhat.com"[/i] and the most relevant link was that to [url=http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.4/html/Deployment_Guide/ch-bind.html]Chapter 17[/url] of [url=http://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General?highlight=%28TUV%29#head-d29a2b7e61ffc544973098f9dd49fe4663efba50]TUV[/url]'s [url=http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5.4/html/Deployment_Guide/index.html]RHEL 5.4 Deployment Guide[/url]. That should be the starting point for your latest quest.

Good luck with your experimentation. :-)

milosb
Posts: 661
Joined: 2009/01/18 00:39:15
Location: 44 49′14″N 20 27′44″E

Re: Starting with DNS

Post by milosb » 2010/03/22 23:20:30

Like [b]Alan[/b] said, you can resort to RHEL Deployment Guide, but you can also try setting up your first functioning BIND server with the help of [b]O'Reilly Media's "DNS & BIND"[/b].
It helped me learn how to setup BIND for the first time and understand how the whole thing works.

BTW, basic understanding of BIND and DNS is just the beginning - there is a lot more to it.

Post Reply

Return to “CentOS Social”