named.conf


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Eldingo

Hello All:

I have been asked to generate named.conf for our enterprise. I don't know
what it is and how to generate it. Can someone please help.

Thanks
 
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Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS]

Hello Eldingo,

Should that be a domain name? Sorry but you have to be more specific. Please
ask the people giving you the task what they like to have at the end.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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Ace Fekay [MCT]

Eldingo said:
Thanks for the prompt response Mr. Weber. I'll find out more.

Hello Eldingo,

Keep in mind this is the Microsoft DNS newsgroup, and Microsoft DNS doesn't
use such a configuration file.

A name.conf file is for BIND DNS. It's the file that sets configuration info
for a BIND DNS server, such as for forwarding, TTL timeouts, etc.

However, it would be curious why you were asked to create one for the
enterprise.

Here's some info on the name.conf file:

Chapter 6 - DNS Sample Configurations, Sep 1, 2009 ...
The BIND 'named.conf' is as follows the following format...
www.zytrax.com/books/dns/ch6/

There are many other examples and links on name.conf files. Here is the
search string I used in Google to better help you out...
http://www.google.com/search?q=named.conf+example&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=


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Grant Taylor

A name.conf file is for BIND DNS. It's the file that sets
configuration info for a BIND DNS server, such as for forwarding, TTL
timeouts, etc.
More importantly than forwarding (at least for an authoritative server)
is the configuration for different zones and where the zone data is at.
However, it would be curious why you were asked to create one for the
enterprise.
I would hazard a guess that the OP's company is wanting to migrate from
a BIND DNS infrastructure to a Microsoft DNS infrastructure.

BIND is not difficult to understand (or administer) and as such should
be relatively easy to migrate away from (or to). You will need to
create appropriate zones (with appropriate options) in the DNS manager
and then integrate zone data. It may even be possible to massage the
BIND zone files to get them to directly drop in to a Microsoft DNS
server so that no extra data entry is required. Worst case it would be
possible to configure the Microsoft DNS server as a secondary name
server and do a zone transfer from the BIND DNS server, back up the
(Microsoft) DNS zone files, reconfigure, and use the backed up DNS zone
files.

Eldingo, feel free to drop me an email if you want more specific
information.



Grant. . . .
 
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Ace Fekay [MCT]

Grant Taylor said:
More importantly than forwarding (at least for an authoritative server) is
the configuration for different zones and where the zone data is at.


I would hazard a guess that the OP's company is wanting to migrate from a
BIND DNS infrastructure to a Microsoft DNS infrastructure.

BIND is not difficult to understand (or administer) and as such should be
relatively easy to migrate away from (or to). You will need to create
appropriate zones (with appropriate options) in the DNS manager and then
integrate zone data. It may even be possible to massage the BIND zone
files to get them to directly drop in to a Microsoft DNS server so that no
extra data entry is required. Worst case it would be possible to
configure the Microsoft DNS server as a secondary name server and do a
zone transfer from the BIND DNS server, back up the (Microsoft) DNS zone
files, reconfigure, and use the backed up DNS zone files.

Eldingo, feel free to drop me an email if you want more specific
information.



Grant. . . .

Thanks, Grant. I have preformed one BIND to Windows DNS migration using the
secondary zone method. It wasn't too hard.

Hopefully Eldingo will take you up on your offer to assist him.

Ace
 
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Grant Taylor

Thanks, Grant. I have preformed one BIND to Windows DNS migration
using the secondary zone method. It wasn't too hard.
*nod*

It's an easy way to get Microsoft formated zone files on the system. :)
Hopefully Eldingo will take you up on your offer to assist him.
*nod*



Grant. . . .
 
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Hello,

Can someone please help on how to migrate the named,.conf file from BIND DNS to Windows DNS Server 2003. I have a project to migrate all the records from the current DNS which is BIND, and to export all the records to Windows DNS Server. I have downloaded the named.conf and some forward and reverse zones (in-addr.arpa domains) and don't know how to import it to Windows? Can anybody please help me? Thanks in advance.
 

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