Putting a DNS server on a network allows for the replacement of IP addresses of individual machines by a name.
As a result, it's even possible to associate multiple names to the same machine to update the different available services.
The “sid” server (192.168.1.10) is connected to the xxxbox via its primary network card.
Each line is a text description that defines a single resource record (RR).
The description consists of several fields separated by white space (spaces or tabs) as follows: The name field may be left blank.
The format of a zone file is defined in RFC 1035 (section 5) and RFC 1034 (section 3.6.1).
This format was originally used by the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) software package, but has been widely adopted by other DNS server software – though some of them (e.g.
This should be inserted into the bind configuration by an include because the bind configuration itself is world-readable.
Also, it's a good idea to delete the key and private files generated before.
NOTE: if you create a local non-FQDN and call it .local it clashes with some other packages (which? Edit /etc/and move dns right after the files on the host line makes .local domains work.
Here we define different log methods for the different categories.
The second will be used for reverse name resolution, it is the file db.inv. In this case the name of the primary DNS server "sid." and the email address of technical contact (root.; the @ is replaced by a dot).