Is there any tool to configure DNS on RHEL?

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  • Is there any tool to help configure DNS server?


Currently, there are no shipped tools in Red Hat Enteprise Linux for configuring DNS and all of the configuration have to be done manually. We have two ways to help in the DNS configuration:

The first option is configure DNS manually:
1. Configuring it manually: The older system-config-bind tool has been deprecated and removed without replacement. Editing the name server configuration manually via the named.conf file is recommended in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. Comprehensive BIND documentation is installed as part of the bind package in /usr/share/doc/bind-x.y.z. Also, sample configurations can be found in the /usr/share/doc/bind-x.y.z/sample directory. The system-config-bind tool from previous versions does, however, generate standard BIND configuration, so depending on your environment it is possible to migrate to the version of BIND found in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or 7 by moving old configuration files to the correct location and performing sufficient testing.

The second option is configure using our new tool DNS helper:
2. Using our new Red Hat Labs tool DNS Helper: Red Hat recently provides a DNS helper Lab to guide our customer to configure this service. This tool is available in the Customer Portal Lab Session. Basically, by using this Lab, you will have to fill some data about your DNS server like register, zones, IP address and in the end the tool will generate a script to configure your DNS service.

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