Using BIND - was Re: [ntp:questions] Re: How long do Ihavetowaitfor sync?
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sat Jun 4 18:00:17 UTC 2005
David J Taylor wrote:
>>The ARM is available online, but you also have your own local copy.
>>>From Google I found this online:
>Thanks for that, Danny. Arrgh! I don't know if it's just my Web browser,
>but all I get there is a directory list. Perhaps you mean:
>This looks very complete, but I'm still looking for the single-page "How
>to setup [simple] BIND" if anyone knows such a page....
Setting up a BIND server is not something that can be described in a
single page. I did it once, about ten years ago, when my employer's
upstream provider asked us to stop using their server for name
resolution. Getting it right required extensive reading, including
"DNS and BIND" by Paul Albitz and Cricket Liu published by O'Reilly &
Associates, RFC 1032, RFC 1033, RFC 1034, RFC 1035, RFC 1183, and a
couple of cheat sheets provided by Digital Equipment Corporation.
I learned a great deal doing it but I wouldn't want to attempt it again
without lots of time, a current edition of "DNS and BIND", etc, etc.
In a sense, it is simple enough; create and populate two or three text
files and start the server. The time is consumed in learning what goes
in those files and understanding how it works well enough that you can
find your own mistakes.
So there you have your one page description! Enjoy! :-P
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