Installing An Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS DNS Server With BIND
Please note that my main reference and source is Falko's article "The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS" here with more DNS details.
Author: Mohamed Ghaleb <Mohamed_Ghaleb [at] msn [dot] com> (English and German only please)
Last edited 06/03/2008
This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers DNS services. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version.
I will use the following software:
- DNS Server: BIND9
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!
To install such a system you will need the following:
- the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server CD, available here: ftp://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/hardy/ubuntu-8.04-server-i386.iso
- a fast internet connection.
2 Preliminary Note
In this tutorial I use the hostname server1.tm.local with the IP address 192.168.0.100 and the gateway 192.168.0.1.. These settings might differ for you, so you have to replace them where appropriate.
3 The Base System
Insert your Ubuntu install CD into your system and boot from it. Select your language:
Then select Install Ubuntu Server:
Choose your language again (?):
Then select your location:
Choose a keyboard layout (you will be asked to press a few keys, and the installer will try to detect your keyboard layout based on the keys you pressed):
The installer checks the installation CD, your hardware, and configures the network with DHCP if there is a DHCP server in the network: