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Re: [SLUG] DNS BIND: what's happen....?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] DNS BIND: what's happen....?
- From: Andy Eager <eagera@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Aug 1 16:07:02 2001
- Cc: David <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Mike Holland <myk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Phillipus Gunawan <mr_phillipus@xxxxxxxxx>
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Yep, I did the same only a couple of weeks ago. Got it all to work
(using manually created files) and then watched it all dissappear the
next time I tried to view the config with bindconf-gui. (I think
alchemist has something to do with this). I also found things like
changing my chap-secrets file couldn't be done manually since a reboot
would put it all back the way it was.. bloody anoying that when the
optus bloke tells me I haven't changed my password, I scream back to him
that I just did that!!
You can actually use bindconf-gui. (In fact red-hat tell you that you
must use it or not to use named at all)
REALLY???? Some-one had better tell me why I need bindconf-gui in a hurry,
cos I just configured a new nameserver manually (RH 7.1). Seems to work
fine as far as I can see.
My only advice is: If you change something, reboot the machine to make
sure the change is permanent.
The directory /etc/alchemist/namespace/dns has something to do with the
Have a read of page 119 (Chap 12 - RedHat customisation guide)... Its
got in big bold letters:
Do Not Edit /etc/named.conf......
In fact I did find that it will leave the global stuff alone, so you can
do things like "query-source port * 53" to get your DNS working through
a firewall using only one port, but NOTHING AT ALL in the zone elements
Hope this helps,
OTOH... wouldn't it be really nice if all doco's included examples?? When
you've done it a few times you forget how hard it is to do the first time
when you are in the dark and have no idea where to look. Sample configs
are definitely a plus, IMHO