Walter Alejandro Iglesias roquesor at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 22:47:15 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jan 01, 2012 at 12:51:42PM -0800, Waitman Gobble wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Daniel Lewis
> <innervisionnetwork at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > Im new to freebsd 8.2 and the unix world. How do i setup dns to support my
> > domain
> >
> Hi Daniel,
> You probably want to use ISC bind in /usr/ports/dns
> I recommend you read the O'Reilly book DNS and BIND.
> Basic process -
> Install and configure bind. If possible set up on two or more machines/ip.
> IMHO it's less hassle to set up duplicate masters and rsync changes from
> your 'main' install instead of setting up master/slave configurations.
> create zone file for your domain, ie
> $TTL 86400
> example.com.    IN      SOA     ns1.example.com. ns at example.com. (
>         2012010210
>         28800
>         7200
>         1209600
>         86400 )
> example.com.    NS      ns1.example.com.
> example.com.    NS      ns2.example.com.
> example.com.    MX      0 mail.example.com.
> example.com.    A
> www.example.com.    A
> *       IN      CNAME   www.example.com.
> cname is good for people who enjoy making typos like wwww and ww
> add your domain zone file to named.conf, ie
> zone "example.com" IN {
>         type master;
>         file "example.com.hosts";
> };
> reload nameserver
> rndc reload
> export your nameservers to root ns, this process varies for registrar -
> look for "use my own nameserver" or "create nameservers based on domain" in
> your registrar help docs. Maybe you can contact internic/nsi directly
> instead (?). Back in the old days users just spread around copies of the
> hosts file.
> Have fun.
> Waitman Gobble
> San Jose California USA

Hello Waitman,

Time ago I made the attempt to setup my own DNS in the same
machine I had my web server running.  DNS was the only thing I
was not able to automatically update in the system with my
scripts each time a new customer purchased a service.  It would
be wonderful for me if you or anyone here at least confirm me if
it is really possible. 

I read bind9 manuals and learned how to write my zones in the
way you show above.  But I couldn't get it working.  Finally I
assumed that DNS should be run in a different machine.  Since
then I use freedns.afraid.org.  At this time I had to get the
job done so I left this subject pending.  If it is really
possible I ignore what I could missed, I tried hardly.  I even
asked in a bind mailing list and some guys implied, without
giving me details, that it will not propagate.

Perhaps, at that time, I failed in doing something related to
what you explain in your 3rd paragraph.

And now, for all the list: honestly I am glad to have found this
place.  It is not common to find in mailing list and forums
(included freebsd forum) this level of help, discussion and
affable treat, (no, I am not telling this because the "happy new
year", I am being objective :-)).
Anyway, happy new year to all!


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