RHL71, Webmin 0.88 and BIND 9

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Wed Oct 3 08:05:55 UTC 2001

At 1:10 PM -0700 10/2/01, Phlip Wards wrote:

>  Why Webmin? I find it more intuitive to use. It's also not just for
>  me, but the person that will take over administration when I leave.

	What happens when things break and you can't get in via the web 
server?  You and your replacement both need to know how to administer 
everything from a command-line prompt.  If you don't (or they don't), 
then you are screwed because sooner or later you (or they) are going 
to *need* to be able to do this.

>  Why two? I don't know how to keep internal records and external
>  records separate using a single copy of named. So I setup one copy of
>  named using it's own set of records and bound named to my external
>  interface. So people on the Internet can use smtp.mydomain.com and it
>  will resolve to the external address of my mail server.

	Use the BIND 9 mechanism of "Views".  Start with the information 
available at <http://www.menandmice.com/9000/9300_DNS_Corner.html>, 
and then buy a copy of the book _DNS and BIND_ (written by Paul 
Albitz & Cricket Liu), and make sure that you get the 4th edition.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>


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