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How do I set dns name and get dns name not just of itself but others as well.
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by:JAN PAKULA
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on domain i would use nslookup

http://www.computerhope.com/nslookup.htm
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To configure a freebsd and linux box to use DNS, you'll edit two files.

/etc/nsswitch.conf
/etc/resolv.conf

look for the "hosts: " line in /etc/nsswitch.conf make sure it uses files and dns.

ie:
-------<snip>----------
hosts:      files dns
-------<snip>----------

Then in /etc/resolv.conf you'll setup your DNS servers and search domains.

nameserver ip.to.name.server
nameserver ip.to.other.nameserver
search yourdomain.com otherdomain.com


To create a DNS entry for your machine, its a little more involved.  It all depends if you are hosting a local domain, on a local server, or if you have a registered domain somewhere.

To set up a name for your server you'll edit the /etc/hosts file for one.

You'll have a line with the IP of your machine and its name... usually followed by the fqdn, if you want to configure that.  For example.

ip.to.your.machine              yourhostname     yourhostname.yourdomain.com


You can also set the machines hostname using the "hostname" command.

# hostname yourhostname

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by:santoshmotwani
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try dnsubound
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by:rgbcof
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Very nice jeremycrussell.  Thanks.
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