New server build

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Thu Oct 4 13:49:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, 4 Oct 2007, Moss, Patricia wrote:

> I am building a replacement server and have installed CentOS 5.  I was
> told, and want to verify the validity of what I was told, that when bind
> is installed there are certain config files that utilize the servers ip
> address and/or hostname.  I'd like to know if this is a true statement.

Just the address and localhost hostname.

> If it is, what are the config files that are in question.

On one of my CentOS systems, the bind-chroot package provides the 
/var/named/chroot/ directory hierarchy. And the bind package provides:

and the /var/named/ directory hierarchy.

And the caching-nameserver package provides these configs:


> I ask this
> because I am building the server now, but will need to reuse the current
> ip address and hostname once the changeover is scheduled.  Thanks.

I think this is a little too vague to really help with.

Note that even with CentOS with its bind packages, the admin could install 
and maintain BIND with its own different configuration layout.

  Jeremy C. Reed

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