We will use Webmin to automate updates of forward and reverse zones. Webmin will automatically update both, as well as restart your services and increment your serial number. Webmin is much more than just a DNS tool. It can be used to administer many services. Since Webmin is Open Source, released under the BSD license, […]
There are two different default DNS/BIND TTL settings you need to switch when moving domains to a different IP address. One is the negative caching setting in the SOA record, and the other is the default ttl at the top of the file ($ttl).. If you have different TTL settings for your indidual record, you […]
We talked in this article about setting the TTLs for DNS records in BIND for the purposes of moving a website, or, more specifically, changing the IP address of an authoritative DNS server. In this article, we will show you how to turn up the logging and output the results to a file. Again, this […]
When you allow recursive lookups, you open yourself up to various security risks and performance issues, so you should only allow recursion when needed. Recursive lookups are lookups for domains you are not authoritative for. That is, if you are authoritative for mycompany.com, and you don’t allow recursion, then if somebody queries your server for […]
If you need to put a domain name in documentation, example.net, example.com, and example.org are reserved for this purpose as defined in this RFC. This will prevent an inadvertently run script from causing trouble, as well as avoiding an association with a seemingly arbitrary host.
>1< | 2 | 3 We were checking out the various servers that we administer and noticed that one of our hosts is not up to the latest version of BIND. Yum update wasn’t giving us joy, so we grabbed the latest version of BIND: # wget http://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/bind-9.5.0-P2.tar.gz –07:10:17– http://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.5.0-P2/bind-9.5.0-P2.tar.gz Resolving ftp.isc.org… 188.8.131.52, 2001:4f8:0:2::18 Connecting […]