[nflug] DNS Question

David J. Andruczyk djandruczyk at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 29 12:18:15 EDT 2006

--- anthonyriga <torrodimerda at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have setup DNS Bind9 on my home network with runs
> great only master no slave nameserver. Im still trying
> to learn dns. I have noticed on Window server DNS if
> the ip addresses of a pc changes the DNS records and
> ptr records update automaticaly. Or new pc is added to
> the network it is updated automatically. 
>   When using bind if I add new pc to the network I
> need to add that record in manually the name of the pc
> and ipaddress correct? What happens if the ipaddress
> changes? Do I need to change the named.conf file and
> change the ipaddress too? Is there a way that bind
> cant do these updates like Windows DNS does?

In windows DNS the update happens because the windows DNS and DHCP are
setup to talk to each other...

Have no fear you can do the same thing in linux as long as the linubx
box is providing both DHCP and DNS.
There's several howto's out there for DHCP and DNS integration, here's
two below.  The first is easy (debian centric,  but that matters
little) The second is basically the same thing with a LOT more


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