Using DNS with BIND

Setting up BIND 9 on FreeBSD
revised: 12/1/2004

Here is a sprint through DNS. It is in no way meant to explain the intricacies of DNS as well as a book (like DNS and BIND by O’Reilly publishing). It is however, meant to get you running DNS quickly with a rudimentary knowledge of how it all works.

Many of these configurations will run on Bind 8 as well. However they have not been tested. If you can I highly suggest running version 9 for the following reasons:
Bind9 has a number of security enhancements over Bind8.
Bind9 and it’s tools have full support of IPv6.
It comes with the current stable version of FreeBSD (5.3 at the time of this writing).



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