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Linux DNS (BIND) Configuration on Centos 6.2/RHEL6

How to Install DNS (BIND) on CentOS 6.2

DNS is very important component of network infrastructure, without DNS we can’t browse a website with host-name. DNS translate human readable hostnames such as  into machine readable ip addresses such as

This translation also occurs when you are connecting to other system on your local network through their host-names instead of their IP addresses. Most of Internet DNS Server (root DNS Servers) run BIND as their DNS software.

In this article we are going to cover BIND installation.

Server Name =

Server IP       =

Step 1. Installation of required packages.

We will use yum to install BIND packages.

Step 2.  Set BIND service start on system boot

Step 3. Start named service for generating some default configuration files.

Step 4. Edit main configuration file and add zone entry of

Step 5. Create Zone files which we mentioned in named.conf file.

Step 6.  Restart BIND Service

Step 7.  Test your DNS server

Note : Before testing , make sure your /etc/resolve.conf file contain DNS server ip that has been set up.

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