Installation of Domain Name Service (DNS) – Bind

I seem to be speeding ahead here. I am actually starting to read through the Ubuntu documentation, and it is very informative, and presented in a logical fashion. Just found the page on installing domain name services. Once again, this is so far a breeze, i.e.

At a terminal prompt, enter the following command to install dns:

sudo apt-get install bind9

Ubuntu ships with BIND (Berkley Internet Naming Daemon), which is the most common program used for maintaining a name server on a Linux server.


Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
Need to get 303kB of archives.
After unpacking 807kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get: 1 feisty-security/main bind9 1:9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1 [303kB] Fetched 303kB in 0s (677kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package bind9.
(Reading database … 105852 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking bind9 (from …/bind9_1%3a9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1_i386.deb) …
Setting up bind9 (9.3.4-2ubuntu2.1) …
Adding group `bind’ (GID 120) …
Adding system user `bind’ (UID 111) …
Adding new user `bind’ (UID 111) with group `bind’ …
Not creating home directory `/var/cache/bind’.
wrote key file “/etc/bind/rndc.key”
* Starting domain name service… bind

Next step is to point a domain from the registrar to my Linux box. More reading required before I continue.

  2 comments for “Installation of Domain Name Service (DNS) – Bind

  1. November 5, 2009 at 3:36 am

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  2. Webologist
    November 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Glad to be of assistance, although what brought an SEO to a post on installing Bind? How is the link building business going? Is there still money to be made in link building for others?

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