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Caching only DNS Server

"Lyman GL DeLiguori, Sr." <mrmrsdel at> writes:

> I have been searching in vain for step-by-step instructions in creating a
> Caching only DNS Server using RH 7.2. I've looked for books on the subject,
> scoured the Web, etc. All to no avail.
> Any help pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

On Redhat it's pretty simple; all the rpm packages are on the installation
cdroms, so you can install them automatically when you build the system.

Basically, you install the caching-nameserver and bind rpm packages (if 
they're not already installed), start the named service, and set 
/etc/resolv.conf to use it:

    rpm -ihv bind*.rpm caching-nameserver*.rpm
    /etc/init.d/named start

In /etc/resolv.conf:


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