Join Sean Colins for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting DNS files, part of Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard: DNS and Network Services.
BIND stands for Berkeley Internet Name Domain. BIND is software.…Clients lookup information in the DNS by calling a resolver library which sends…queries to one or more name servers and interprets the responses.…The BIND9 software distribution contains a name server and a resolver library.…The BIND files that Mac OS X creates for you are not the easiest things to…hunt down, but I've a short list of the ones you should care about and where they're located.…The first file of DNS importance is located at etc/named.conf, and that's…because the service is the name daemon or name-d.…
So I'm going to show you this in a couple of different ways.…First, I want to go to folder and to show you that you can get into etc just by…typing /etc right there and hit Go.…That will show you this file right here in the Finder.…So for those of you who are Terminal averse you've got this option here.…There's named.conf right there.…But as this is an advanced title we are going to go down to Utilities.…We are going to open up the Terminal and we are going to get in and take a look at this.…
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- Configuring and troubleshooting DHCP
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