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DNS - editing and transferring files between Nix and Windows?

Posted on 2008-10-10
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Will you screw up your files if you ftp the named.conf and the zone files that define the domains from a nix box running bind to a windows box, edit the files in Word, or Wordpad and then ftp them back to the nix box?

I'm setting up a new dns box and I don't want to have to retype all this stuff.

Also, I'm looking into some of the gui app's like Probind and Bindanator, these all seem to require you to load apache, mysql, etc.  I'd rather not do that on the dns server itself.  Can you load these apps on your laptop and then attach to the dns server and use them?
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For the first part, as long as you ftp these files as text / ascii files then it should be ok.
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The files will still work ok, they'll just look stupid. They'll have ^M at the end of every line due to the difference in carriage return characters etc...

This is why utilities such as dos2unix and unix2dos exist.
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Ok, thanks guys.  So much for the first part.
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