[CentOS] Bind Setup

Wed Aug 10 18:48:31 UTC 2005
William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com>

actually I WANT to know this stuff.  It took me weeks to figure out 
basic NTP.  I could have gone the "easy" route but I am glad i didn't 
because now i can help others setup their own linux NTP servers.

I am not sure the Astaro's DHCP does dynamic updates?(could you explain 
that or is it literally as it seems?)  i will ask them about that one.

So basically to start off i will have to enter the names and ip 
addresses manually.  That's fine as the network itself is small.  I am 
going to be adding servers and clients to it though

2 more clients running linux or windows for general usage
4 clients running mythtv in client mode
1 myth tv media server
2 notebooks(one will be to replace the gateway and one is for me).

This is not all at once..this is long range.

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 13:15, William Warren wrote:
>>I highly appreciate everyone's help in the caching name server bit. 
>>Building on that one:
>>Everyone knows my issues that i am having in terms of reverse lookup so 
>>the windows clients won't freak.  I have decided to switch focus..as it 
>>seemed to make sense.  I am now looking to setup a full DNS server for 
>>my internal network. Everything is actually set statically via DHCP 
>>using MAC addresses.(see attached jpeg).
> I think the only difference is that you add the master entries
> in your named.conf file and appropriate zone files for the
> data for your internal zones.  I'd recommend trying webmin for
> this because it will save the grunge work of building the reverse
> tables.
>>Do i have to manually enter every machine or can the dns populate the 
>>names and ips via dhcp?
> You can make dhcp do dynamic updates, but for a small network the
> simple-minded way is to put the names and IP numbers in DNS, then
> put the names in the dhcpd.conf entries tied to mac addresses.
> That way if you want to change an address, you do it in the dns
> data and the dhcp will pick it up.
> By the way, if you really don't want to know all this stuff, you
> might like the SME server from www.contribs.org.  The next version
> is going to be based on Centos4 and there is an alpha release
> available now.  There are things I don't like about the system
> but for small networks where one server does everything and you
> want 'fill-in-the-form' administration it is a good fit.

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Isa 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and 
every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt 
condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their 
righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

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