Edit named.conf via SSH

Posted on 2006-04-11
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
Hi bros,
How do I edit /etc/named.conf via SSH?
I would like to delete this line:

allow-recursion {localnets; };

and add this line:

recursion no;

to prevent DNS recursion lookup

Question by:njmoneer
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pablouruguay earned 400 total points
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if you can logging in the remote computer you can do that

cd /etc
vi named.conf
change the line
and that all

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kiitii earned 400 total points
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Yo bro,

If you are using RedHat/Fedora/Centos/Mandrake/SuSE,most of the famous distro. SSH server is running by default.
SSH server uses port 22.

From Windows Client to access Linux Server (via ssh).
My favourite, and it's free.

From Linux to Linux Server (via ssh), just type
# ssh

Make sure your firewall opens port 22, and it's forward to the linux box.
Good luck.
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ravenpl earned 400 total points
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If You don't want to login but edit if from ssh's command parameter, use -t flag
ssh -t username@remote.name 'vi /etc/named.conf' # replace vi with Your favorite editor
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Nopius earned 400 total points
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ssh to remote host, as kiiti said.
use 'nano' instead of 'vi' for editing file, it's easier for novice:

nano /etc/named.conf

then append:

options {
     recursion no;                      // Do not provide recursive service

Then ^X Yes to exit and save changes.

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brentrussell earned 400 total points
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Dont forget the rndc reload once you have made your changes

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