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I have installed Solaris 8 on Intel platform. Now i want to configure it as a DNS server. Since it had no BIND package intalled on it, I installed a separate package of BIND 8.3.1. But there are no required files installed such as /var/named directory,named.root file.
Only named.conf in there.  

What to do now?


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by:Mercantilum
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The bind distrib comes with the root map files "root.hint" usually.
And the given named.conf includes the localhost zone.
And is there a reason why you chose bind 8 and not bind 9 .

0. Can you check that : did you download the right file, did you check what was untared...
    What do you have in your named.conf ?

Besides that what you have to do is
1.  make sure named is started at boot
2.  configure your named.conf
3.  create your maps for your domains
4.  start and test named

Some help here : http://www.unixwiz.net/techtips/bind9-chroot.html

Let me know if you need more help.
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HI Mercantilum !

                       I know the procedure to configure . While configuring the named.conf ,u need to mention rootserver file i.e named.root whih i said not available. Secondly ,neither the forward zone nor inverse zone file is there.   Rather the directory which usually is created i.e /var/named    is also not created.
 I am using BIND 8 'coz configuring on Solaris 8.

so, now what to do?
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Oh, ok :)
Just ftp anonymous to  FTP.INTERNIC.NET
Get file /domain/named.root

For the reverse, just take mine :)

1. file 127.0.0.zone -----------
$TTL 1W
@               IN SOA          localhost.   root.localhost. (
                                42              ; serial (d. adams)
                                2D              ; refresh
                                4H              ; retry
                                6W              ; expiry
                                1W )            ; minimum

                IN NS           localhost.
1               IN PTR          localhost.
-------------------------------------
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