Urgent Help in NEED with DNS installation and Configuration!

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by FirFYPJ, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. FirFYPJ

    FirFYPJ New Member

    Hi Everyone.. This is my first time writing in to any Forum!

    I am now doing my school individual project. My project scope is to create a DNS server. A primary and a secondary(backup) server. I am using Debian to do it. The problem is that it seems that i cant install and manage to do it.

    I've already tried to do research online and i follow uncountable examples.
    apt-get install bind9 etc bla bla bla.... but it seem that i've not yet get the hang of it. i could not even install it properly. i know i seem stupid cause its my first time doing it, so pardon me.

    i really need help. as my due date is approaching. So if anyone can help me with DETAILED / STEP by STEP on how to install DNS server and the individual configuration of Primary and a Secondary server plus how to test if my DNS is working properly, i would really appreciate the help!

    thank you! ,
  2. chipsafts

    chipsafts New Member

    first , you need to tell us:
    * which version of Debian are you using
    * what messages are you getting from apt-get install bind9
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Take a look here: http://www.howtoforge.com/traditional_dns_howto
    To test your zones, you can use dig (see
    man dig
    ) or www.intodns.com
  4. FirFYPJ

    FirFYPJ New Member

    I am currently working on Debian 3.1 , the thing is i manage to install the apt-get. but now i just need the next step onwards. for both primary and secondary server. i really need it to be in step by step as i am far too slow and very new to this.

    Thank YOu!!!
  5. matey

    matey New Member

    Where do I get dig from? I installed bind9 thinking it was part of the package although I did not need it but still dig returns a 'bad command or file name' error?!
    I am on Ubuntu server.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I think it's in the dnsutils package.
  7. matey

    matey New Member

    Thanks, cool! I'll try that!

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