torriem at chem.byu.edu
Mon Jul 23 21:10:44 MDT 2007
Kimball Larsen wrote:
> So, I've got to handle setting up DNS on a linux box for the first time
> - done it before on a mac, but used a spiffy interface that hid the icky
> underpinnings of BIND from me and made it a cinch to set everything up.
> What server does everyone like here? I've heard that there are others
> besides BIND to consier, but not sure which ones are worth looking into.
I just use BIND. It's standard and lately relatively secure. However
it's not trivial to configure. But if you want to do any advanced
things like dynamic updates, split-horizon resolution, etc, BIND is
probably the best bet. If you plan on doing IT for a living, BIND is a
necessary skill to have on the resume, in my opinion.
There are a lot of other, probably better alternatives for most uses
though. Mostly for philosophical reasons, I steer clear of any software
written by Dan Bernstein. I don't happen to like his style and none of
his code is open source, certainly not free software. His claim of
bug-free code sounds an awful lot like a tiger-repelling rock to me.
So my advice is to bite the bullet and learn bind. It's actually not
difficult at all. I got two zones plus replication (zone transfers to a
slave server) up and running in about 15 minutes. Check out examples
online. Like a perl script, there's probably no such thing as an
original BIND configuration.
P.S. I also happen to use and like sendmail too, at least in the
enterprise, so I'm probably a masochist. I do happen to run postfix for
my own personal e-mail needs. So maybe I'm not after all.
> -- Kimball
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