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

Tue Apr 11 17:05:49 UTC 2017
Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr>


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.


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)



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