[sf-lug] resolver problem
jim at systemateka.com
Mon Aug 27 13:26:23 PDT 2012
On Mon, 2012-08-27 at 13:10 -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Jim Stockford (jim at systemateka.com):
> > I've spent time, occasionally, looking through pages of search engine
> > results and other sources trying to learn how to set up a DNS server.
> > There's lots of info, but what I've seen does not give me what I need
> > to do the job.
> That would be for _authoritative_ nameservice. For _recursive_
> nameservice, you do exactly this:
> 1. Install nameserver package.
> 2. Start the daemon.
> 3. Tell clients to consult it (line in /etc/resolv.conf,
> most often sent to the client by your DHCP setup).
> > What I'd like to know is what software to get and
> > what configuration files to create on the server side
> > so that a client request to resolve a domain name gets
> > access to the requested server.
> For a recursive nameserver, none required. It just works.
> You turn it on; it goes. There's nothing that needs adjusting or
> > If necessary, what
> > client-side configuration files to create to access my
> > home-brewed DNS server.
> 1. Line like this in /etc/resolv.conf:
> nameserver 127.0.0.1
> (Substitute appropriate IP if it's not running on localhost.)
> 2. Make sure the 'hosts' line in /etc/nsswitch.conf
> includes keyworkd 'dns'. It almost certainly already does, e.g.:
> hosts: files dns
>  Which you do if you're publishing zone data for a domain you or
> someone you're trying to help owns, e.g., my publishing zone data
> for 'linuxmafia.com', 'unixmercenary.net', and a bunch of friends'
> domains for which my nameserver is authoritative.
> Types of nameservice explained:
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