[CentOS] DNS Server Recommendations
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Sat Aug 15 12:42:16 UTC 2009
On Friday 14 August 2009 23:31, Hugh E Cruickshank wrote:
> > If you are worried about valid config then you should be using
> > the tools that
> > come with Bind instead of relying on some third party software.
> > named-checkconf for checking the configuration of Bind
> > named-checkzone for checking the zone file.
> > There are man pages for both that explain how to use them.
> I will check those out but what about the ease of use factor. Would
> you suggest something like webmin over had tailoring the config files?
'Ease of use' is subjective. I find them very easy to use and the man pages
should be able to direct you.
As to would I suggest a program, I prefer to do things by hand when it comes
to DNS. The reason for this is so that I understand the internal workings
and how things are setup. I am able to log into a server and look at the
config files and understand how this server is working. Should the front end
program be programmed with an unforeseen bug, I am still able to fix what the
program has broken and keep my services up and running until the bug is
I am the DNS support person for my companies global DNS infrastructure. The
company I work for uses Men & Mice as it's front end and I am thankful for
this. The amount of DNS changes done daily is staggering and this tool helps
a lot. I do not have experience with other DNS front ends.
If I were supporting a small DNS setup (a hand full of domains that the
records do not change often) I think I would prefer to do this by hand.
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