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    Setting up a DNS server


    I want to set up a DNS server that my Windows DNS servers can point to in order to do external lookups (on the Internet). I actually already have this set up on a Windows server where all I basically have is all the Internet Name servers set up under Root Hints (a.root-servers.net, b.root-servers.net, c.root-servers.net, etc...). I want to create some redundancy by throwing another server into the mix that will do these lookups as well in the case the one goes down. I want to use Linux. I installed Cent OS and installed bind. Now where do I go in order to set up the root hints?? In Windows there is a Root Hints tab. In Linux there is suppose to be a root.hints file from what I have been reading, but I can't find it.

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    I'm not sure where centos puts it but in my ubuntu,
    it's in /etc/bind and it is called db.root

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    Thanks for the reply, but must be different in CentOS. Does anyone know how to what I want to accomplish?

    Also, just as some additional information, up to this point all I have done is installed bind by issuing the command "sudo yum install bind"

    Just not sure what to do at this point in order to point to the name servers out on the Internet.

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    Try /var/named Everything should be there.
    You may need to customize the configuration
    but the root hints should already be installed.

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