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Ubuntu 13.10 DNS server bind9

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Hi
I got an Ubuntu 13.10 DNS server bind9.
How can a create forward lookup zone example.com and us it’s as dns server.
Please advice what file I must edit to accomplish this.
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by:masnrock
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You need to look in /etc/bind ... within there you'll find a file called example.com

Here's a link that will help you with more detail this:
http://support4tech.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/local-dns-server-with-bind9-on-ubuntu/
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by:ciscosupp
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thanks

i want to create a forward lookup zone but get error please see below

linux@SRV:~$ sudo etc/bind/db.linuxdns.com
sudo: etc/bind/db.linuxdnst.com: command not found

what command must i exactly run to create forward lookup zone
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by:masnrock
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What you typed in would try to execute that file, rather than edit it.

One command you could use is the following:
sudo nano etc/bind/db.linux.com

nano is a text editor. Let us know if you need more assistance.
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by:ciscosupp
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ok but the file is empty what exactly must i add to the file sudo nano etc/bind/db.linux.com

im new to linux :-)
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See the section regarding the forward lookup zone file... follow that example, but adjust example.com to whatever your domain is. You first need the SOA record set up... a lot of this is conceptually simply to what you may be used to in Windows, just more manual.
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