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Crossnodes: Setting up DNS services under Linux

Apr 11, 2001, 19:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stew Benedict)

"The Domain Name System (DNS) is used by all TCP/IP Internet software to translate the names that we humans like to use to the IP numbers assigned to all the computers and devices out on the Internet and your internal network."

"Under most flavors of Unix, the most commonly used software package is Berkley Internet Name Domain, (BIND). This article will serve as an introduction to obtaining, installing and configuring BIND under Linux, and will include some pointers on where to go for more in-depth information."

"You should be aware that some recent security vulnerabilities have been uncovered in BIND, so be sure to get at least version 8.23. As of this writing, the latest version is 9.1.1. BIND can be downloaded from the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) at http://www.isc.org."

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