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.

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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!

 

1 Requirements

To install such a system you will need the following:

 

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:

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From: msghaleb at: Jun 12, 2008