30.2. The BIND DNS Server Module

BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is the most common DNS server for UNIX systems. Several versions have been released over the years, the most recent being version 9. The BIND DNS Server module (found under the Servers category) supports the configuration of versions 8 and 9. The older version 4 has a different configuration file format and can be configured using the BIND 4 DNS Server module, documented in Section 30.18 “The BIND 4 DNS Server Module”.

Because BIND is available for almost all UNIX systems and works identically regardless of the operating system, the instructions in this chapter apply not just to Linux but to other versions of UNIX as well. Most versions of UNIX and Linux include BIND 8 or 9 ...

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