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Need help >>bad<< setting up DNS on FreeBSD!!!!

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I am in some crap here...

I have a server running Apache on FreeBSD 4.4 and I need to get a DNS server up and running ASAP! I have checked out all the info on freebsd.org and several other places, and I'm beginning to feel like a moron. I just don't know where to begin. I practically need a step-by-step (please don't laugh... ok, laugh a little). I've never set up a nameserver before, obviously, and I desperatley need to get mine running like yesterday. I have a client pointing his domain at the wrong nameserver and I need to remedy my problem immediately. Points are no object... ask and ye shall receive. If anyone can help, I would be forever indebted. Thank you, you tireless souls.
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by:samri
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I'm not much familiar with FreeBSD.  Great OS, just happens to know that it's UNIX.

Do a search on "dns on freebsd 4.4"

Got several, but this few looks good:

Have you tried looking at this sites
http://freebsdhowtos.com/

This one looks quite promising.  It gives you a detail step by step approach to get bind (DNS server) running.
http://freebsdhowtos.com/78.html

If you happens to like the example in the above link, make sure you get the actual domain name that you will be hosting, and if you own certain netblock (aaa.bbb.ccc.0) for example, you might want to get the reverse lookup zone configured too.  You could just substitute the real domain name to example.org and 1.168.192.in-addr.arpa for forward and reverse lookup zone, respectively.

The guide looks pretty straight forward.

For the most recent Root hint file (named.root),  you can fetch a copy from
ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/ Direct Link: ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/named.ca

good luck.
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samri earned 300 total points
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420lou,

did you managed to get your DNS  up, or are is is still giving you headache.

There should be other alternatives to simplify you life, but it all depends on how the proposed solution goes.

cheers.
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