Installing A FreeBSD 7.0 DNS Server With BIND

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Author: Mohamed Ghaleb <Mohamed_Ghaleb [at] msn [dot] com> (English and German only please)

As FreeBSD is known as one of the most stable and reliable operating systems, I decided to publish some useful articles for it, mixing it with services we need on daily bases.

This tutorial shows how to set up a FreeBSD based server that offers DNS services. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of FreeBSD, but should apply to the 32-bit version.

I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!


1 Requirements

To install such a system you will need:

  1. FreeBSD boot only CD
  2. Fast Internet connection


2 Preliminary Note

In this tutorial I use the hostname with the IP address and the gateway These settings might differ for yours, so you have to replace them where appropriate.

This Article assumes that you have a new server, or a server that you are able to format.


3 The Base System

Insert your FreeBSD install CD into your system and boot from it. Leave it  till it will boot on its own or you can press [ENTER].

Select your country, highlight the [OK] button and then press [ENTER].

Select the Keyboard type, highlight the [OK] button and then press [ENTER].

For simplicity choose Standard, highlight the [OK] button and then press [ENTER].

Highlight the [OK] button and then press [ENTER].

For Automatic configuration, press A and then Q.

Choose Standard MBR.

Highlight the [OK] button and then press [ENTER] to go ahead for the partitioning step.

Again I pressed A and then Q, you can do your own partitioning if you want.

Scroll down to User and press the [SPACEBAR].

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