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PDNSD HowTo: A DNS Caching Personal Server

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PDNSD is a non authoritative caching DNS server. It maintains a disk cache of the queries that your system performs and subsequent queries will be faster from the cache. It is safe enough to be used on a personal Unix/Linux system as a home Desktop or a Laptop. read more...
permapage | score:9511 | -falko, December 16, 2011

Configure DNSSEC on BIND9 on Debian 6, Ubuntu 11.10

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This guide explains how you can configure DNSSEC on BIND9 on Debian Squeeze and Ubuntu 11.10. It covers how to enable DNSSEC on authoritative nameservers (master and slave) and on resolving nameservers, creation of keys (KSKs and ZSKs), signing of zones, key rolling with rollerd, zone file checking with donuts, creation of trust anchors, using DLV (DNSSEC look-aside validation), and getting your DS records into the parent's zone. read more...
permapage | score:9358 | -falko, April 19, 2012

Smbind: Web management for DNS

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Manage your DNS server and tables from a web browser with Simple Managment for BIND (Smbind)...
Smbind is a PHP-based software tool for managing DNS zones for BIND via the web interface. This supports the per-user administration of zones, error checking, and a PEAR DB database backend.
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permapage | score:8947 | -Ray, April 26, 2007

Tutorial: Install MyDNS-NG, MyDNSConfig on Debian

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This tutorial will describe how to install and configure MyDNS-NG and MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian Squeeze. MyDNS-NG is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files. The advantage is that MyDNS simply reads the records from the database, and it does not have to be restarted/reloaded when DNS records change or zones are created/edited/deleted. A secondary nameserver can be easily set up by installing a second instance of MyDNS that accesses the same database or, to be more redundant, uses the MySQL master / slave replication features to replicate the data to the secondary nameserver. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8845 | -falko, January 20, 2011

Tutorial: Build a Web, Email, DNS, MySQL Database Cluster server on Debian 6.0

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This tutorial describes the installation of a clustered web, email, database and DNS server to be used for redundancy, high availability and load balancing on Debian 6 with the ISPConfig 3 control panel. MySQL Master/Master replication will be used to replicate the MySQL client databases between the servers and Unison will be used to Sync the /var/www (websites) and /var/vmail (email account data) folders. read more...
permapage | score:8800 | -falko, February 16, 2012

Install PowerDNS, MySQL, Poweradmin on Debian

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This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on a Debian Lenny system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver - in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as PostgreSQL are supported as well. Poweradmin is a web-based control panel for PowerDNS. read more...
permapage | score:8650 | -falko, July 17, 2010

Tutorial: A MySQL based DNS Server: MyDNS

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In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS, a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. This has the advantage that you can easily use web-based frontends to administrate your DNS records. You could even write your own frontend, e.g. using PHP, to interact with the MyDNS database. MyDNS simply reads the records from the database, and it does not have to be restarted/reloaded when DNS records change or zones are created/edited/deleted! This is a major advantage.

I will also show how to set up a secondary DNS server, but I will not use normal zone transfers to get the records from the primary to the secondary DNS server; instead, I will use MySQL database replication. I will simply replicate the data from the primary to the secondary server.

There are multiple web frontends to MyDNS. Of course, you can use phpMyAdmin for the MyDNS administration, or you can use the web frontend that comes with MyDNS (which is not for beginners because it lacks the field descriptions), or you can use MyDNSConfig, a tool written by myself. I will show how to install each of them. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8229 | -falko, January 23, 2006

Clean djbDNS DNS Server on CentOS: dnscache, tinydns

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What is djbDNS? And why do we use djbDNS? There is a new point of view to serve the dns service - each of the dns server functions is a separate service, like authority, cache, forward and so on. The other difference is the daemon-tools which will rapidly restart services to prevent zombies. read more...
permapage | score:8189 | -falko, August 6, 2010

Install PowerDNS and Poweradmin on Ubuntu 8.10

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This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on an Ubuntu 8.10 system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver - in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as PostgreSQL are supported as well. Poweradmin is a web-based control panel for PowerDNS. read more...
permapage | score:8104 | -falko, January 30, 2009

Tutorial: DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian

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This tutorial will explain Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian.
First you need to install DHCP, BIND servers using the following command:

#aptitude install dhcp3-server bind9

This will complete the installation.

This is the network configuration of our DHCP/DNS server we are using for our tutorial...
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permapage | score:8094 | -gg234, July 29, 2008

MyDNSConfig 1.0: Manage DNS through a web interface

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MyDNSConfig is a free web-interface written in PHP that allows to administrate/create/delete DNS records easily. All data is stored in a MySQL database, and this MySQL database is used by the MyDNS name server to retrieve the DNS records which means: no zone files, no server reloads.

The software lets you manage the following record types:
  • A records
  • ALIAS records
  • CNAME records
  • HINFO records
  • MX records
  • NS records
  • PTR records (for reverse lookups)
  • RP records
  • SRV records
  • TXT records (and therefore also SPF records)
MyDNSConfig has just been initially released in version 1.0.0 under a BSD license and is maintained by the ISPConfig (http://www.ispconfig.org) development team.

The release of the software is accompanied by a HowtoForge tutorial that describes how to install and configure the MyDNS nameserver and MyDNSConfig: http://www.howtoforge.com/mydns_name_server

MyDNSConfig can be downloaded from http://www.mydnsconfig.org. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8088 | -falko, February 6, 2006

Tutorial: Multiserver Setup with dedicated Web, Email, DNS MySQL Database Servers on Debian 6 with ISPConfig 3

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This tutorial describes the installation of an ISPConfig 3 multiserver setup with dedicated web, email, database and two DNS servers all managed trough a single ISPConfig 3 control panel. The setup described below uses five servers and can be extended easily to to a higher number of servers by just adding more servers. E.g. if you want to have two mailservers, do the setup steps from chapter 2 on both of these servers. If you want to set up more web servers, then install ISPConfig on all other web servers in expert mode except of the first one. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8087 | -falko, October 11, 2011

Faster Linux browsing with a DNS cache server

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Avoid redundant, time-consuming remote DNS name lookups when browsing on your Linux system with your own local DNS cache...
So whatís the difference?
An Caching DNS holds a small database of recent requests, or so to speak. He will keep each entry in his database for a specified amount of time (more about TTL). If the Caching DNS receives a requests for a entry currently in his database, he will respond to it instantly without contacting any other servers. If the Caching DNS is on your local computer, this will occur in 0 milliseconds.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8076 | -Ray, March 29, 2011

Tutorial: Install MyDNS-NG, MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian

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In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS-NG and MyDNSConfig 3 on Debian Lenny. MyDNS-NG is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. MyDNSConfig is an easy to use web-based interface to MyDNS-NG. MyDNSConfig can create all types of DNS records that are available in MyDNS and adds features like user management and access privileges. read more...
permapage | score:8035 | -falko, April 10, 2009

Install PowerDNS and Poweradmin on Fedora Linux

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This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on a Fedora 10 system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver - in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as PostgreSQL are supported as well. Poweradmin is a web-based control panel for PowerDNS. read more...
permapage | score:8023 | -falko, February 13, 2009

DNS: MX Records Explained

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This article is a nice introduction to the DNS MX record and its usage.
The MX record shows that all emails @ mydomain.com should be routed to the mail server at mydomain.com. The DNS record shows that mydomain.com is located at 216.34.94.184. This means that email meant for liz@mydomain.com will be routed to the email server at 216.34.94.184. This finishes the task of the MX record. The email server on that server(say sendmail) then takes over, collects the email and then proceeds to distribute it to the user ``liz''.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8009 | -Ray, December 29, 2005

Install PowerDNS, MySQL and Poweradmin on Ubuntu 9.10

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This article shows how you can install the PowerDNS nameserver (with MySQL backend) and the Poweradmin control panel for PowerDNS on an Ubuntu 9.10 system. PowerDNS is a high-performance, authoritative-only nameserver - in the setup described here it will read the DNS records from a MySQL database (similar to MyDNS), although other backends such as PostgreSQL are supported as well. Poweradmin is a web-based control panel for PowerDNS. read more...
permapage | score:7948 | -falko, April 16, 2010

Tutorial: Install a Bind9 Master / Slave DNS System

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In this tutorial two Bind DNS servers will be installed, one as the master and the other as a slave server. For security reasons Bind9 will be chrooted in its own jail. Using two servers for a domain is a commonly used setup and in order to host your own domain you are required to have at least two domain servers. If one breaks, the other can continue to serve your domain. read more...
permapage | score:7939 | -falko, August 28, 2006

Linux DNS Tutorial

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This tutorial describes the basics of the Domain Name System (DNS) that Linux system administrators should know of. Front-ends and quick templates to set up domain records have a place in managing sites, but when confronted with DNS configurations already in existence, nothing can substitute for knowing and using the fundamentals. read more...
permapage | score:7916 | -falko, April 10, 2006

Set up BIND9 for separate internal, external DNS service

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This tutorial shows you how to configure a BIND9 DNS server to serve an internal network and an external network at the same time with different set of information. To accomplish that goal, a new feature of BIND9 called view is used. As a tutorial it will walk you through the whole set up, but initial knowledge of BIND and DNS is required. read more...
permapage | score:7909 | -falko, March 23, 2006
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