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BIND/DNS Quandry

Jason Watkins
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Hello,

I am trying to configure a DNS server on my Ubuntu 6.10 computer.  The computer is going to be taking over the task from a Windows computer.  They both have the same domain name.  Windows is fully functional, but BIND will not respond to any queries set to it.

The hostname command echoes the proper FQDN, but MySQL will not find the server by name, or by IP address.  

The Ubuntu server is listed as a name server on the Windows DNS zone files.

What could I be doing wrong?

Thanks

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Have you configured a zone in your named.conf for yourdomain.com and set it as a slave? Once you've done that it should automatically download the entire zone from the Windows server. Then when you've decided to swap to BIND as the master, simply change slave to master in the config.
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No I have not, there are two files, named.conf and named.conf.local.  Which one should I use?

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Use named.conf and add something like this:

zone "something.com" in {
        masters { 123.123.123.123; };
        file "somedomain.com.zone";
        type slave;
};

substituting 123.123.123.123 for the IP address of the Windows server. Then do /etc/init.d/named restart

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Are Bind zone/records case-sensitive?

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That did it, thanks!!!
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