Examining Server Configuration Files

Before you begin to configure your servers, you need to take a closer look at the files you need to configure. You need five files to set up the named server. Three files are required regardless of the configuration as a master, slave, or caching-only server, and two files are used on the master server.

The three required files are

♦ named.conf — found in the /etc directory, this file contains global properties and sources of configuration files.

♦ named.ca — found in /var/named, this file contains the names and addresses of root servers.

♦ named.local — found in /var/named, this file provides information for resolving the loopback address for the localhost.

The two files required for the master domain server are

♦ zone — this file contains the names and addresses of servers and workstations in the local domain and maps names to IP addresses

♦ reverse zone — this file provides information to map IP addresses to names

You begin with the /etc/named.conf file which is shown in Figure 12-6.

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Figure 12-6: The /etc/named.conf file from the tactechnology.com domain

Figure 12-6: The /etc/named.conf file from the tactechnology.com domain

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