OpenBSD Journal

Cooking with DNS & BIND

Contributed by jose on from the 1-cup-of-DNS dept.

The O'Reilly Network ran a pair of articles last year which will be interesting to some readers. They are both from the DNS & BIND Cookbook , which offers many useful ideas for solving DNS problems with BIND.

The first article covers some of the basics of BIND and the system maintenance with it. The second article covers stealth BIND operations , or ideas on enhancing the security of your DNS servers. Both are quick recipes and ideas you can start using on your network.

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  1. By Noob () on

    I always wondered how to do these things. Thanks for posting. Now I should finish reading the rest of my DNS and BIND book ;-)

    1. By wum () wuming@debian,tk on mailto:wuming@debian,tk

      this book is great.. i have read it and use it as referense beside BIND and DNS 4th edition.


  2. By Anonymous Coward () on

    does anyone have a short list of what it takes to get the recently introduced bind9 active in current?

    I got the patch installed from @tech, bind compiles with the rest of the system, but I can't get the rndc commands to talk.

    Just curious..

    1. By Anonymous Coward () on


      make sure /etc/rndc.key agrees with the portion of /var/named/etc/named.conf, key names and key contents. Works for me.
      rndc status, rndc querylog, and rndc stats work for me. (last one needs a file /var/named/named.stats owned by named or it can't create the file)

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