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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Setting Up a DNS Server with BIND

The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) software has been foundational to the Internet since the 1980s. The original BIND was created at the University of California, Berkeley using grant funding. It was released as free and open source with the BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) version of UNIX and was quickly adopted as the standard software for DNS. Internet Systems Consortium now maintains BIND and provides updates and documentation on their site at www.isc.org.

When you create NS records for your domains with your domain name registrar, pointing at ns1.domainregistrationcompany.com or whatever domain they give you, you are most likely pointing to a server running BIND, although other options exist. In ...

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