It looks like named, but it's said as "name-dee", it's the daemon that runs the name server. The config file you want is in /etc, if memory serves, usually /etc/named.conf. There shoudl also be a man page on that one. The database for the zone is usually in the named.hostname file in /etc. This will contaitn all of the entries for your zone that you are setting up. There are a number of quirks to BIND and named, not the least of which is incrementing the serial number each time you edit the database file to get named to re-read the SOA.
In all honesty, setting up DNS is a real task, and I'd highly recommend the O'Rielly book "DNS and BIND", available at B&N, or anywhere that has ORA books (also ora.com). It's a good read, relatively short, and a relaly good reference to DNS and BIND.
Good luck, get the book, save yourself some seriously frustrating time, and have fun with it,
Thanks loadc , I'll get the book the soonest possible. We will try to set-up the dns today and whatever the output I'll just email or post another thread hope you wont be tired answering all my queries.
OS X is Darwin underneath, which is to say that it employs the standard BSD UNIX networking stack. NetInfo is an application program which comes from NextStep/OpenStep and is defined by Apple thusly:
NetInfo is a directory system that is built into computers running Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server. It facilitates management of administrative information used by Mac OS X computers. For example, NetInfo lets you centralize information about users, printers, servers, and other network devices so that all Mac OS X computers on your network, or only some of them, can have access to it. It helps you set up and manage home directories for Mac OS X users on multiple, integrated Mac OS X Server systems. And it simplifies day-to-day management of administrative information by letting you upgrade information that's used across the network in one central place. For more information on NetInfo, see the document titled "Understanding and Using NetInfo," available at www.apple.com/macosx/server.
As many have noted, plain handling of '/etc/*' files will be no use with MacOSX, as it uses NetInfo. BTW, as far as I know, NetInfo can be configured to run with LDAP, ActiveDirectory (gasp) and NIS.
I might not have understood the question, are you planning to setup a DNS server or to setup the DNS information of a MacOSX machine? As stated, setting up a DNS server is no plain task, and I would recommend having a great great deal of patience.
Moreover, there are several MacOSX specific books out there, just do a quick search on amazon.com.
ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is inviting proposals for new sponsored top level domains.
This may be wishful thinking, but isn't that a chance to push for a .mac top level domain (TLD)?
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