DNS delima - Need quick fix !!

David Zade dzade at rcn.com
Thu Mar 30 01:33:38 UTC 2000

Get the ISP to host your DNS for the Internet, and create a new internal DNS
w/ your choice of servers.
David zADE
dzade at rcn.com
arrd <basinhoof at hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:8bmavl$dls$1 at slb6.atl.mindspring.net...
> I just came on board with a small company with a single class C subnet,
> using a 3 year old version of MetaDNS for name resolution.  They host a
> company website and about 8 additional sites.   The zones were setup by
> someone who meant well, but ended up with some non-conventional DNS
> that are causing errors.  The biggest problem seems to be when mail is
> out and the destination ISP does a reverse look-up.  Mail comes back as
> undeliverable.   No documentation to be found on this version of MetaDNS,
> and when I try the GUI utils to fix the zone file and "import" it into the
> program, I get errors and have to exit the interface.  Can't find a
> line way to do this either.  Built in help with Meta does not help at all!
> I would like to set up a new primary DNS server, using either NT 4 SP5 DNS
> Server program, or set up a Linux box for DNS.   I've played with the MS
> product, appears as though it will probably the easiest route, since I am
> Linux novice and don't have the time (I think) to implement it.  The email
> problem is causing big time problems, as you can imagine.  One more
> to the story - we are moving to T1 with a different service provider in
> about 30 days, so everything with have to be reworked when that happens
> (will be getting two new, consecutive subnets).  So I just need a quick
> now.  MetaIP has got to go!  What do you veterans think?  Also, what is
> best way to implement a new DNS primary server on a network running
> currently using a primary DNS box running different software (MetaDNS).
> Help desk people at UUNet can assist me with proper formatting of my
> files.   Thanks much!

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