[CentOS] CentOS 6 system-config-bind missing?

Emmett Culley emmett at webengineer.com
Wed Jul 13 03:19:53 UTC 2011

On 07/12/2011 06:44 PM, William Hooper wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 8:28 PM, Emmett Culley<emmett at webengineer.com>  wrote:
>> First system-config-network is not part of CentOS/RHEL 6, now I don't see system-config-bind either.  Is there an alternative (GUI) way to manage the bind DNS server?
> It looks like there is no GUI way.
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Migration_Planning_Guide/chap-Migration_Guide-Package_Changes.html#sect-Migration_Guide-Package_Changes-System_Configuration_Tools
> (watch for line wrapping)
> "The system-config-bind tool has been deprecated and removed without
> replacement. Editing the name server configuration manually via the
> named.conf file is recommended in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6."
I don't get this.  Both system-config-network and system-config-bind are in Fedora 15.  I can sort of get why they would deprecate system-config-network in favor of NetworkManager (barely), but how are we to manage the DNS server?  It is NOT trivial to create and manage DNS records with a text editor.  For me Webmin is a little too bloated to install, just to manage bind.  Is it time to for me (or the community) to create these useful tools?


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