Bind Caching Nameserver <was: Re: [CentOS] Caching nameserver--Name Services Cache Daemon (nscd)>

Wed Aug 10 18:06:25 UTC 2005
William Warren <hescominsoon at>

I prefer to use Bind.  Is djbdns in the Centos tree?

Feizhou wrote:
>>  >> How can i fix the revrese resolving issue?
>> Number to name resolution is exactly the same as name to
>> number, except that the actual names involved are constructed by
>> reversing the IP number octets and appending
>> If your server isn't configured to answer for your private
>> address ranges itself, it will pass the query off to the
>> root servers like everything else, and of course no one
>> else is going to know anything about your private ranges.
>> If you look at the entry for zone
>> noting that the filename must be different for each zone
>> and lives in the directory mentioned at the top (relative
>> to the chroot location if your version does a chroot),
>> you will see what you need to do.  If you have webmin,
>> it will offer to build the reverse zones for machines you
>> put in forward lookup zones but you can do it by hand or
>> find a script that does it if you prefer.  To fix your
>> nslookup issue you only have to make work,
>> so try adding that to understand the principle.
>> *super dns newb here.  How would i go about making it work?  i'll take 
>> a gander inside webmin and see if i can figure it out though*
> geez. all this trouble....install djbdns and you will forget about its 
> existence. Things just work.
> In bind, you need to define a zone and create the 
> stuff similar to the
> 200   IN PTR
> With djbdns, you can just install and run walldns and 
> forward/split-horizon queries for to the walldns 
> instance if you don't need names. or you install tinydns if you want names.
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