BIND for the Small LAN

How to configure BIND 9 to act as a caching nameserver or as the nameserver for a local domain.

Table of Contents

Why serve DNS locally?
Building a caching nameserver

BIND configuration: named.conf
The root nameservers: named.root
Defining localhost

Running a local domain

Our sample network
Beefing up named.conf
The net.schroder zone file
The reverse pointers

Putting it all together
Adding a secondary nameserver

Configuring named.conf to know about a secondary nameserver
Adding a second NS record
Configuring the secondary

And so much more


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