Configuring BIND

Now that you have a current version of BIND installed, you're ready to begin configuration. The name daemon, named, is configured with one main file, depending on how it was installed. This file is usually called /etc/named.conf or /usr/local/etc/named.conf; however, it might be called something else if it was configured differently. In this file, you perform the basic configuration of your named as well as enumerate the zones you are going to serve and the files in which they are contained.

Before you can proceed, four files must be set up. First, you'll need to set up a caching-only nameserver. This is good to have if you are on the wrong end of a slow network connection with no other nameservers on your network.

The files ...

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