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Configure BIND

I know how to manage DNS once it's installed. I can edit named.conf and create zone files. I can sign the zones, use TSIG, etc.

How do I take the BIND 9.9 tar ball from All Downloads | Internet Systems Consortium and install it and get it to work?

Maybe I am not getting it.

Can someone help me with the steps needed to untar that file and get a DNS server working? Once I can get named to run, I can edit the configuration file and create zone files. I am wanting to do some playing with DNSSEC and other things.

Thanks for any help!

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named-xfer(8)						      System Manager's Manual						     named-xfer(8)

       named-xfer - pull BIND/Hesiod zones from another server

       /usr/etc/named-xfer -z zone_to_transfer -f db_file -s serial_no [ -d debug_level ] [ -l debug_log_file ] [ -t trace_file ] [ -p port ] [ -n
       ] [ -a auth_type.auth_ver ] servers...

       The transfer daemon, is a server that is usually run by the daemon, but it can also be run manually with the given arguments.  The transfer
       daemon  runs  on  a BIND/Hesiod secondary server and pulls BIND/Hesiod zones from a primary server.  This daemon is not run by default, nor
       can it be started up from

       -z zone_to_transfer
			  This option is required to pull a zone.  The zone_to_transfer argument specifies the name of the BIND/Hesiod	zone  that
			  the daemon will transfer, for example,

       -f db_file	  This option is  required to pull a zone.  The db_file argument specifies the name of the file into which the pulled zone
			  information is placed.

       -s serial_no	  This option is required to pull a zone.  The serial_no argument should be set to the current serial number  of  the  SOA
			  record for the zone zone_to_transfer.  If serial_no is set to 0, the zone is always pulled.

       -d debug_level	  The debug_level argument sets the debug level and determines the amount of debug information to be displayed.

       -l debug_log_file  The debug_log_file argument specifies the file that will contain any debug messages from the zone pull.

       -t trace_file	  The trace_file argument specifies the file that will contain a trace from the zone pull.

       -p port		  The port argument specifies the port that will be used instead of the default nameserver port listed in

       -n		  This	option	must be used when the daemon is running in the network safe mode.  It indicates that the zone pull must be

       -a  auth_type.auth_ver
			  This option must be used if the daemon is running in the network safe mode.  The auth_type argument indicates what  type
			  of authentication to use and the auth_ver argument indicates what version of the authentication type to use.	Currently,
			  the auth_type must be "kerberos" and the auth_ver must be "one".

       servers...	  The servers argument is a list of Internet addresses from which to pull a zone.  If the first host cannot be	ddreached,
			  the transfer daemon will try to pull the zone from the next host listed.

See Also
       services(5), named(8), kerberos(8krb)
       Guide to the BIND/Hesiod Service
       Guide to Kerberos


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