Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Eldingo, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Eldingo

    Eldingo Guest

    Hello All:

    I have been asked to generate named.conf for our enterprise. I don't know
    what it is and how to generate it. Can someone please help.

    Eldingo, Oct 16, 2009
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  2. Hello Eldingo,

    Should that be a domain name? Sorry but you have to be more specific. Please
    ask the people giving you the task what they like to have at the end.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 16, 2009
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  3. Eldingo

    Eldingo Guest

    Thanks for the prompt response Mr. Weber. I'll find out more.
    Eldingo, Oct 16, 2009

  4. Hello Eldingo,

    Keep in mind this is the Microsoft DNS newsgroup, and Microsoft DNS doesn't
    use such a configuration file.

    A name.conf file is for BIND DNS. It's the file that sets configuration info
    for a BIND DNS server, such as for forwarding, TTL timeouts, etc.

    However, it would be curious why you were asked to create one for the

    Here's some info on the name.conf file:

    Chapter 6 - DNS Sample Configurations, Sep 1, 2009 ...
    The BIND 'named.conf' is as follows the following format...

    There are many other examples and links on name.conf files. Here is the
    search string I used in Google to better help you out...


    This posting is provided "AS-IS" with no warranties or guarantees and
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    Please reply back to the newsgroup or forum for collaboration benefit among
    responding engineers, and to help others benefit from your resolution.

    Ace Fekay, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA
    2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer

    For urgent issues, please contact Microsoft PSS directly. Please check for regional support phone numbers.
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 16, 2009
  5. Eldingo

    Grant Taylor Guest

    More importantly than forwarding (at least for an authoritative server)
    is the configuration for different zones and where the zone data is at.
    I would hazard a guess that the OP's company is wanting to migrate from
    a BIND DNS infrastructure to a Microsoft DNS infrastructure.

    BIND is not difficult to understand (or administer) and as such should
    be relatively easy to migrate away from (or to). You will need to
    create appropriate zones (with appropriate options) in the DNS manager
    and then integrate zone data. It may even be possible to massage the
    BIND zone files to get them to directly drop in to a Microsoft DNS
    server so that no extra data entry is required. Worst case it would be
    possible to configure the Microsoft DNS server as a secondary name
    server and do a zone transfer from the BIND DNS server, back up the
    (Microsoft) DNS zone files, reconfigure, and use the backed up DNS zone

    Eldingo, feel free to drop me an email if you want more specific

    Grant. . . .
    Grant Taylor, Oct 20, 2009

  6. Thanks, Grant. I have preformed one BIND to Windows DNS migration using the
    secondary zone method. It wasn't too hard.

    Hopefully Eldingo will take you up on your offer to assist him.

    Ace Fekay [MCT], Oct 20, 2009
  7. Eldingo

    Grant Taylor Guest


    It's an easy way to get Microsoft formated zone files on the system. :)

    Grant. . . .
    Grant Taylor, Oct 20, 2009
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