Unix DNS - DHCP - Windows

Barry Finkel b19141 at achilles.ctd.anl.gov
Wed Jun 1 13:22:21 UTC 2005

Leonard" <lordxero at gmail.com> wrote:

>I have 2 questions;
>1.  I have a windows 2003 network with Active Directory and would like
>to use free bsd (Bind 9) as the dns server. My question is how do I set
>that up? Add the IP of the unix box running dns in the dns area of the
>tcpip properties?
>also,  if im running dhcp on the network, how does bind keep updates of
>the ip changes corresponding with the host names on the network?

In addition to the response from Chris Cox, I will give my standard
response - Look at the archives of this list (and of its now-defunct
sister list bind9-users) at isc.org.  There have been many W2k-related
postings in the past years.

In my configuration, I have one domain that is completely dynamic,
updated by a MS W2k DHCP Server.  That forward zone, along with its
five reverse zones, is mastered on a MS W2k+3 DNS Server and slaved on
my BIND 9.2.4 servers.  I have this because the network administrator
for that domain insisted on DHCP, and I figured that the MS DHCP
Server would be able to send secure DDNS updates to a MS W2k+3 DNS
Barry S. Finkel
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