Chapter 4. Setting Up BIND
"It seems very pretty," she said when she had finished it, "but it's rather hard to understand!" (You see she didn't like to confess, even to herself, that she couldn't make it out at all.) "Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas -- only I don't exactly know what they are!"
Setting Up Zone Data
Setting Up a BIND Configuration File
Host Name Checking (BIND 4.9.4 and Later Versions)
Running a Primary Master Name Server
Running a Slave Name Server
Adding More Zones
If you have been diligently reading each chapter of this book, you're probably anxious to get a name server running. This chapter is for you. Let's set up a couple of name servers. Others of you may have read the table of contents and skipped directly to this chapter. (Shame on you!) If you are one of those people, be aware that we may use concepts from earlier chapters and expect you to understand them already.
There are several factors that influence how you should set up your name servers. The biggest is what sort of access you have to the Internet: complete access (e.g., you can FTP to ftp.uu.net), limited access (restricted by a security firewall), or no access at all. This chapter assumes you have complete access. We'll discuss the other cases in Chapter 11, "Security".
In this chapter, we set up two name servers for a few fictitious zones as an example for you to follow in setting up your own zones. We cover the topics in this chapter in enough detail to get your first two name servers running. Subsequent chapters fill in the holes and go into greater depth. If you already have your name servers running, skim through this chapter to familiarize yourself with the terms we use or just to verify that you didn't miss something when you set up your servers.
4.1. Our ZoneOur fictitious zone serves a college. Movie University studies all aspects of the film industry and researches novel ways to distribute films. One of our most promising projects involves research into using IP as a film distribution medium. After visiting our registrar's web site, we have decided on the domain name movie.edu. A recent grant has enabled us to connect to the Internet.
Movie U. currently has two Ethernets, and we have plans to add another network or two. The Ethernets have network numbers 192.249.249/24 and 192.253.253/24. A portion of our host table contains the following entries:
And the network is pictured in Figure 4-126.96.36.199.1 localhost # These are our killer machines 188.8.131.52 robocop.movie.edu robocop 184.108.40.206 terminator.movie.edu terminator bigt 220.127.116.11 diehard.movie.edu diehard dh # These machines are in horror(ible) shape and will be replaced # soon. 18.104.22.168 misery.movie.edu misery 22.214.171.124 shining.movie.edu shining 126.96.36.199 carrie.movie.edu carrie # A wormhole is a fictitious phenomenon that instantly transports # space travelers over long distances and is not known to be # stable. The only difference between wormholes and routers is # that routers don't transport packets as instantly--especially # ours. 188.8.131.52 wormhole.movie.edu wormhole wh wh249 184.108.40.206 wormhole.movie.edu wormhole wh wh253
Figure 4-1. The Movie University network
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