kimball at kimballlarsen.com
Thu Jul 26 08:23:57 MDT 2007
On Jul 25, 2007, at 12:14 AM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
> 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.
> Depends on your intended use of it. If you plan to ever include
> "DNS" to your resume you *must* learn to use BIND. In the general
> IT world DNS = BIND.
> If you have few zones with tons of records, and have plenty of
> memory, use rbldnsd. Especially for maintaining local copies of
> DNS blacklists.
> If you need easy integration with a database, or easy management,
> and frequent small changes. Look at MyDNS. Store your records in
> a MySQL database.
> For anything else use BIND. Best feature set. Most popular. De-
> facto standard. Not very hard to do simple stuff.
> BIND rulez! :)
Thanks everyone for all your suggestions - I went ahead and used
BIND, and the total time it took me to get 18 or so zones configured
correctly was only about 2 hours, including all the reading I did to
understand a) DNS in general and b) BIND's approach in particular.
I'd heard that BIND was a bit of a beast to configure, but 2 hours is
really not all that bad to go from next to zero knowledge to a fully
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