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Setting up a DNS Server on UNIX

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  1. [I.R.A]_FBi

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    Is this a task that could be managed by a nix noob? doing it on ubuntu.
     
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    Sure, since it'll mostly depend on whether you're a DNS noob or not ;)
     
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    dns noobs as well :|
     
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    In the Unix/Linux world we have something called HOWTO documents. Have a gander at the DNS HOWTO.
     
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    it isnt terribly hard to get a vanilla dns server up and running. if you are doing it just to try it out and learning then go for it, however if you are doing it on a home network to solve some sort of problem you are having i would say it is the last thing you want to do.
     
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    This is why
     
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    i has 1 spliff and a cold guiness for j00
     
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    :eek:

    Everyone leave me alone, I'm gonna go sit in the corner and smoke this to the dome :D
     
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    that is very interesting. i am curious to know how things turn out. you will defin need a dns then! if you sit down for a day or two and read up on it i bet you could get a solid dns server up and running with some decent features. of course, whoever is providing you guys with internet service already has dns setup...
     
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    that is very interesting. i am curious to know how things turn out. you will defin need a dns then! if you sit down for a day or two and read up on it i bet you could get a solid dns server up and running with some decent features.
     
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    hmm, methinks i should set up a nix box in the house to play with
     
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    A VM would work too.
     
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    :) no hdd space ... need to fix dat ...

    edit: whats a good VM?
     
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    Virtual PC is fine. VirtualBox is sort of better, I like its functionality but it's not as compatible with Windows guest OS, still works though.
     
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    Your buddy is trying to start a hosting company and is relying on you to do all this network administration when you don't really have any, much less professional, experience?
     
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    which is why i want to know how things turn out :laugh:
     
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    installing a dns server is extremely simple, just install it, create zone files. zone files are a bit harder to understand but still easy
     
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    yea it is easy but a lot of people have trouble with the zones and don't forget that you will probably want your DNS certified so that you can register domain names...
     
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    Yeah an actual hosting company might want that ability :laugh:
     
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    Agreed, if you have no clue what you're doing you should not sign documents that promise things to customers.


    Besides, Ubuntu != Unix.
     
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    Yeah and I would go the Debian route probably anyway.
     
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    Why deb?

    i want to learn :)


    Biting off more than i can chew? I must admit i feel as if im chest deep in some water but i wanna learn
     
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    That's great you want to learn but this isn't really the right way to go about it. I really don't know wtf your friend is thinking, tbh.

    I'm no *nix/distro expert but Debian is a general good distro ("distribuition") for servers whereas Ubuntu is more geared towards the desktop. I mean they are all linux and thus can be configured/tweaked/upgraded to do whatever the hell you want provided you know how. But some distros are definitely "better", at least in a general out-of-the-box sense, for certain uses as opposed to others which is one of the reasons there's so many different ones.

    Debian has great support/community and package management (the way you find and install software) though others certainly do as well, like Gentoo for example.
     

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