RE: installing bind
At 01:23 AM 10/13/2004, Techie wrote:[color=blue]
>Vinny Abello <email@example.com> wrote in
>Thanks for taking your time to respond to this nag post.
>After trying to get it to run for like 14 hours straight I finally got
>everything to work. And amzingly now it works fine with the 4.x.x.
>As you said, I would not be using 4.x if 9 or 8 had installed at all.
>I found one big error when using Windows for this though.
>If you change the IP settings of your Win 2000 box, it keeps a note of
>the previous IP in a TCP/IP stack info section in the registry.[/color]
No it doesn't. Once an IP address is removed, it's gone.
>Since this is the first value for anything related to the local IP bind
>will by default snag this IP number instead of your new one and thereby
>not start or work at all.[/color]
No it won't. BIND 8 and 9 scan the interfaces for the addresses and uses
what it finds. It will not see an IP address that has been removed.
>I manually went through the registry and removed every occurance of this
>old IP number. In fact four locations of it.[/color]
Which four locations did you find?
>Then BIND 4 worked.[/color]
BIND 4? I can't tell what that does any more.
>Now I figured out how 4 works... and as you say below here, once I
>figured that out, I can surely figure out 8 and 9 as well.[/color]
Remove the service by uninstalling it using whatever was provided
by the BIND 4 kit and then run the BINDInstall from BIND 9.
Make sure that named.conf is in the etc directory under the directory
path you specify to the installer.
>ONE tiny matter though. As you say, everything is well documented in the
>books but it's not designed for someone completely new to DNS and BIND at
There are Howto's for BIND out on the Web.
>I would therefor recommend, even though the data is old, as a good
>starting point to install 4 on a dummy box, get alot of information from[/color]
You will cause yourself even more problems by installing BIND 4. Don't
do it, just install BIND 9.
>Dr. DNS at [url]http://www.acmebw.com/askmrdns/archive.php[/url]
>and even so, on the very old site [url]http://www.telemark.net/[/url]
>These two pages have exactly what I needed to get started. :)
> > them. You'll probably have to make a named.conf file to start with.
> > It's all pretty well documented in my opinion. I knew nothing about
> > BIND 8 or 9 and went from 4 a long time ago without any problems
> > following the documentation and the newer DNS and BIND books. They're
> > very helpful.[/color][/color]