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Setting up Primary DNS with TCPIP5.4

Tom_244
Occasional Visitor

Setting up Primary DNS with TCPIP5.4

This seems like a common enough task that there
would be a cookbook for how to do it, including
secondary and failover. Can someone point me
to appropriate documentation?

Thanks
Tom
3 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up Primary DNS with TCPIP5.4

I don't have a cookbook, but (slightly old
copies of) the files I use on my system should
be available at:

http://antinode.org/ftp/misc/dns/
ftp://antinode.org/misc/dns/

There should be a secondary server mentioned
in there somewhere.

No bets on correctness, but if you can find
the files, it must be working at least a
little.
Tom_244
Occasional Visitor

Re: Setting up Primary DNS with TCPIP5.4

Thanks, those look somewhat familiar, having
done this about 10 years ago on OSF-1. There
'named'is the daemon that runs the dns, what is the corresponding process here and how is it launched? Are you running routed or gated? How do you run redundant versions on two (or more) nodes?

BTW, I tried fetching your files using wget and got

==> TYPE I ... done. ==> CWD misc/dns ... done.
==> CWD misc/dns ...
No such directory `misc/dns'.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Setting up Primary DNS with TCPIP5.4

The easy way to get the process started is:

@ SYS$MANAGER:TCPIP$CONFIG.COM

Under "Server components", you should find
"BIND". After it's configured, the start-up
is automatic:

SYS$MANAGER:TCPIP$BIND_STARTUP.COM

alp $ pipe show system | search sys$input bind
202CF1DF TCPIP$BIND_1 HIB 9 82697196 0 02:59:27.81 1467 1607 MN

> Are you running routed or gated?

No. I have a simple home network with a
Cisco 678 DSL modem/router and one static IP
address, hence a simple default route.

As above, you want "Core environment" --
"Routing":

[...]
* Do you want to configure dynamic ROUTED or GATED routing [NO]:
[...]

> How do you run redundant versions on two
> (or more) nodes?

I don't, as a server at my ISP acts as a
secondary server (I believe), but I figured
that that was all a matter of BIND
configuration.

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/tcpip55.html
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/tcpip54.html

Look for "HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS
Management". "Part 2 Describes how to
set up and manage the BIND server, resolver,
and load broker components."

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/732final/6526/6526pro_006.html#part2

> BTW, I tried fetching your files using
> wget and got
> [...]

Perhaps, but without knowing the Wget
version or the URL you used, it's tough to
say why. I could guess that you tried Wget
1.10.2a, which might do that, but 1.10.2b is
available, and it should be perfect (more or
less). Complaints (specific, detailed) are
always welcome, however.