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

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Jul 13 03:33:33 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-07-12 at 20:19 -0700, Emmett Culley wrote:
> 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?
personally, I use Webmin to manage DNS, DHCP & LDAP Users & Groups

Yes, it is bloated considering I really only use 3 modules but it
handles them well and it's easy enough to install.

I suppose you could download the SRPM of system-config-bind from
CentOS-5 and rebuild it and make yourself happy which sounds a whole lot
easier than re-inventing the wheel but knock yourself out.


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