| Lesson 6 || Preparing the named.boot file |
| Objective || Set up the proper directives in the named.boot file. |
Preparing named.boot File
Kill the Name Server Process
Once you have created and positioned your zone files, you kill the name server process. Use the command
ps aux | grep named to see if the name server process is running.
If it is, note the PID, then kill it.
On Solaris, the name service process is called
ps ef | grep in.named to see if the name server process is running. To kill the
named process, type
kill TERM followed by the PID. This will completely stop the process.
If you want to kill the
named process and restart the name server, use
kill HUP followed by the PID.
Prepare the named.boot file
Once you have killed
, you can then create (or edit) the named.boot file, using the instructions we discussed in an earlier lesson.
However, newer versions of BIND (such as 8.2.1) use a slightly modified file called /etc/named.conf
Named directory file contents
If you are running a primary server, you will need to enter two primary directives.
These directives are the names of the reverse and forward zone files that you created earlier. A secondary server will enter two secondary directives.
You can also enter directives for cache and forwarding servers, as well.
Prepare named.boot File on Linux
Prepare Named.boot File on Solaris