First usage of BIND9

Lyle Giese lyle at
Sat Nov 24 18:09:47 UTC 2012

On 11/24/12 11:39, Daniele Imbrogino wrote:
> I'd like to use BIND9 in the simplest way possible: I just want to 
> install it and use it for name resolution of Internet hosts.
> So, on Ubuntu 12.04, I run "sudo apt-get install bind9 bind9utils 
> bind9-doc" and then "dig @ <> 
> <>" (for example), but I ALWAYS obtain a SERVFAIL.
> Why? Is it necessary a configuration for this minimal use, too?
Yes, it's necessary to have a named.conf in the proper location and you 
have to start named.  Is named even running?

See the ARM for a sample for a caching-only name server, which is what 
you are asking for.

Lyle Giese
LCR Computer Services, Inc.

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