Dr. Scott S. Jones
scott at fyrenice.com
Mon Jul 23 23:50:55 MDT 2007
Michael Torrie [23/07/07 21:10 -0600]:
> 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.
I think I need to use BIND. I have two servers on my office LAN. One is my
primary linux box...production box. The other box runs linux too, but has
I am told I need to set up a Split DNS, having one box be my Primary Mail
Server and the other acting as a Secondary. This, setting up BIND and
getting DNS established locally, is all that stands in my way of running
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