[CentOS] Primary DNS server with BIND on a public machine running CentOS 7

Tue Apr 11 17:40:55 UTC 2017
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

If you are looking for a recursive resolver, I would highly recommend 

If you are looking for an authoritative DNS server, I would highly 
recommend NSD.

I run both and find both extremely easy to configure and maintain.

Both are available from the EPEL repositories.

I stopped using bind years ago and never looked back.

On 04/11/2017 10:05 AM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed CentOS 7 on a public server. I'd like to setup BIND as
> a primary DNS server for a few domains.
> Until now, all my public machines were running Slackware Linux, and
> setting up BIND on a Slackware machine is relatively easy. In its out of
> the box configuration, it has a bone-headed caching nameserver role,
> which is quite easy to expand to a primary nameserver. Here's my
> documentation. It's in French, but the *nix bits are universal.
> http://blog.microlinux.fr/bind-slackware/
> On my server running CentOS, I notice things are more complicated in the
> default configuration. The problem here is not so much documentation,
> but more like the wealth of information on the subject of BIND on
> CentOS, with often contradicting information.
> Is there a *reliable* more or less quick & dirty tutorial on how to get
> BIND up and running as a primary public nameserver, with the default
> configuration as a starting point? Think "recipe for pasta" and not
> "degree in food chemistry". :o)
> Cheers,
> Niki