Setting up DNS
By John Clingan on Jun 07, 2006
Now that my X2100is up and running, I am slowly getting to getting it fully operational as I get bits and pieces of time. In the past I have relied upon others to provide me DNS services. I'm up for learning something new, so I thought I'd take a whack at it myself this time. The further I dig into this, the more I question the wisdom of the decision
DNS has been at the core of the Internet for decades. Solaris 10 ships with Bind 9, and given its history I am sure Bind 9 is reliable and scalable. However, IMHO, it's not the easist service to set up. The file format(s) leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks to the tip from non-blogging-heathen co-worker Roy, I am using h2n which is making the effort both simpler and a better learning experience. BTW, I think I have the O'Reilly DNS & Bind book at home. Although I am out on travel, I can picture the book somewhere in the lllooonnnnggg row of O'Reilly books on my bookshelf.
Does anyone have thoughts about configuring Bind through webmin? Any other ideas?