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DNS Linux & hp-ux

Vijaya Ragavan_1
Occasional Advisor

DNS Linux & hp-ux

My question is that if i configure my DNS server with Linux DNS configuration method,will this be working fine in hp-ux 11.11?
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Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: DNS Linux & hp-ux

I would prefer to use, HPUX method :)

By checking some Manual's / Docs for DNS configuration in HPUX 11.23

Check below Thread.

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1042367
Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
Johnson Punniyalingam
Honored Contributor

Re: DNS Linux & hp-ux

finally... hope you know how to assign points and close thread ?
Problems are common to all, but attitude makes the difference
Vijaya Ragavan_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: DNS Linux & hp-ux

hi Johnson Punniyalingam
My question is linux DNS server configuration method will work in my hp-ux server 11.11?

Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: DNS Linux & hp-ux

Different Linux distributions may have different methods for configuring DNS, and many distributions will have multiple DNS configuration methods available (manual creation of configuration files + various script/GUI/web tools like Webmin).

So without knowing what _your_ Linux DNS configuration method is, the question cannot be answered exactly.

The HP-UX standard DNS server daemon is a version of ISC BIND, ported to HP-UX environment. BIND is also available in most Linux distributions, but there may also be other DNS server implementations available (like djbdns).

The default BIND version in HP-UX 11.11 is considerably older than the ones available in most current versions of Linux: most Linux distributions have been using BIND 9.x for quite a while now, but the default BIND for 11.11 is version 8.1.2 (with a lot of back-ported patches included).

http://www.unixguide.net/hp/faq/5.7.13.shtml

Note that the configuration of BIND 8.x is somewhat different from the BIND 9.x configuration. The documentation written for BIND 9.x may not be entirely applicable.

Optionally, you can download and install a much more modern version of BIND for 11.11 from software.hp.com (it's free):

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=BIND

Because old 8.x BIND versions are known to have security weaknesses, installing the updated version is recommended for serious use.

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