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DNS and BIND: Create a Caching Name Server

Creating a caching name server is the most basic BIND configuration. This configuration is the main building block for other more advanced BIND configurations. Students will learn to configure a caching name server and test name resolution with the `nslookup` command.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Oct 18, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the bind and bind-utils Packages

    $ yum install -y bind bind-utils
  2. Challenge

    Verify the named Configuration for localhost

    $ cat /etc/named.conf
  3. Challenge

    Check the named Configuration with the named-checkconf Command

    $ named-checkconf
  4. Challenge

    Start and Enable the named Service

    $ systemctl start named
    $ systemctl enable named
  5. Challenge

    Test that Records are Returned for Using the /etc/resolv/conf and the localhost Name Server Configurations

    $ nslookup
    $ nslookup localhost

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