Using BIND in Windows for DNS / Nameservers

Using BIND in Windows for DNS / Nameservers

It is just not necessary to use the default DNS server in Windows. You can ofcourse install and use ISC BIND (though I still prefer dear old MS DNS Download links are as follows

“isc.org/products/BIND/bind8.html”

Setting up and configuring BIND on Windows might turn out to be nightmare

Anyway, here goes

Section 1: Location of files

[C:\Program Files\DNS\bin\]

In this folder are all the executeables that came with BIND.

[C:\Program Files\DNS\etc]

In this folder are all configuration files. This includes:

named.conf main BIND configuration file

rndc.key required for rndc to manage your BIND server

root.hint a hint to BIND as to what the root servers are

named.pid created by BIND when running

example.com.zone zone file containing my example zone

1.0.0.127.IN-ADDR.ARPA.zone zone file for reverse lookup

[C:\Program Files\DNS\log]

Create this folder to store my log files in

[C:\Program Files\DNS\manual]

help files and other text files were placed in this folder

Section 2: Configuration

I’m not going to teach you how to configure your server refer to the manuals for details. However here are some working examples

serialcoders.sytes.net/BIND/

Consider copying those files in to their respective directories on your server and modifying them To remotely test your BIND servers:

serialcoders.sytes.net/cgi-bin/DNS/index.pl?lr=3

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