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Hello, everyone! I am running Red Hat Linux with Apache, Mysql, and PHP. I installed BIND 8 DNS. The configuration looks like this: $ttl 38400 kaitech.ca. IN SOA ns.kaitech.ca. nitech.gmail.com. ...
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    DNS help!


    Hello, everyone! I am running Red Hat Linux with Apache, Mysql, and PHP. I installed BIND 8 DNS. The configuration looks like this:

    $ttl 38400
    kaitech.ca. IN SOA ns.kaitech.ca. nitech.gmail.com. (
    1123703562
    10800
    3600
    604800
    38400 )
    kaitech.ca. IN A 192.168.0.100
    localhost.kaitech.ca. IN A 192.168.0.100
    mysql.kaitech.ca. IN A 192.168.0.100
    www.kaitech.ca. IN CNAME kaitech.ca.
    ns.kaitech.ca IN A 192.168.0.100
    kaitech.ca. IN NS ns.kaitech.ca.

    The DNS doesn't work for me. Do I have to register the domain, or I can create my own domain with BIND?

    When I run nsloopup kaitech.ca, it shows this:

    Server: 192.168.0.1
    Address: 192.168.0.1#53

    ** server can't find ns.kaitech.ca: NXDOMAIN


    Thanks for any help!

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    After the intro line (in the brackets with all the timeouts and whatever) and before the first machine ID line, you should have a couple of entries that, on your system, would make the file look something a bit like this:

    ------
    ...
    38400)

    NS localhost.kaitech.ca.
    MX 10 localhost.kaitech.ca.

    kaitech.ca. IN A 192.168.0.100
    ...
    -------

    and make sure your zone entry in you named.conf file looks a bit like this:

    zone "kaitech.ca" {
    type master;
    notify no;
    file "..whatever filename your zone uses..";
    };

    By the way, I dont recommend you call one of your machines 'localhost.<domainname>' as it might get confused with 'localhost' when the domain name is not used - fine if you've only a single machine, but troublesome if you've a small lan.

    Cheers.

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    Do I have to register the domain, or I can create my own domain with BIND
    If your only using the name internally (as it looks like you are) then no, you can use whatever name you like.

    If however you need a domain on the internet, you need to register your domain, and if you want to use your own DNS you need to provide them with 2 permenent DNS server addresses for that domain.

    I personally use the services of everydns.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomar
    Do I have to register the domain, or I can create my own domain with BIND
    If your only using the name internally (as it looks like you are) then no, you can use whatever name you like.

    If however you need a domain on the internet, you need to register your domain, and if you want to use your own DNS you need to provide them with 2 permenent DNS server addresses for that domain.

    I personally use the services of everydns.net
    When I was still on dialup (many long years ago now...) I used a domain name with no top level bit (no .com, .org, .net, .co.uk, etc.) on the end. There was never any chance of clashing my internal domain with a real one then, and any mistaken lookups to the real nameservers on the internet were guaranteed to fail. But I needed that behaviour with BIND8 on RH7.1/7.2!

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