DNS Server

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Tue Oct 23 03:25:31 UTC 2001

Set up the 168.192.in-addr.arpa DNS zone on your nameserver. Even if you don't
populate it with anything worthwhile, at least the lookups will return quickly
and this will undoubtedly fix your connection-delay issue.

- Kevin

Billy wrote:

> Aloha from Hawaii,
>     I have a few DNS questions maybe someone can provide an answer for or
> direct to a site that has good documentation.  Here is the setup:
> This is only a test to see if we can get it achieved or not and running the
> way it is supposed to.  There is a office with 10 computers.  All have win98
> machines and a NT server.  That has nothing to do with what is being done,
> but thought I would get that out of the way.
> I have a system with Redhat 7.1 that has apache and dhcp and dns server.
> What the boss wants is to host everything on that Server: www, dhcp, mail
> and dns server. All works fine.  we get mail at user at icshi.dynip.com, web
> pages come up great, resolving internet names resolves fine. They have a
> linksys cable/dsl router with a static IP and all clients (2) for testing
> and one linux server.  So basically the router has the static ip from the
> ISP and the lan interface of the router has a private static ip of
> Linux server being and clients 1: and
> client 2:  They have a domain name which is icshi.dynip.com.
> The boss wants all clients to resolve names with the dns server(
> and also assign ip addresses to clients. and host a website on the server.
> Not dealing with anyone else but our internal people.  Everything is working
> like a dream, except that when the dhcp server assigns an ip address and you
> try and connect to the ftp server of it takes too long to
> connect.  the reason for this and found out that when it trys a reverse map
> it says lame server.  My question is how do I set up the server that when it
> assigns an ip it also registers that client a dns name(a zone) so when it
> does local lookups and internet lookups it does not fail.  I have been at
> this for weeks with no luck.  If someone has a answer or a solution please
> pass on something.  And please do not waste space with an answer:  look in
> the man pages or bind book.  remember I am moving from Microsoft to linux.
> and is a whole new world.  I have an understanding, but what I have I think
> is a simple solution and will save me more time if someone can help out.  I
> am I on the right track on the right procedure on the above setup.  And bear
> in mind that the boss, does not want to dish out anymore money than what we
> have.  I explained this micky mouse setup but I heard it can be done, so I
> gave the option of this cheap solution.
> Aloha

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