Recovering binary zonefiles from Bind 9.9

So, found this hint after a quick search, http://serverfault.com/questions/488092/binary-zone-file-on-bind9 the binary zonefiles can for instance appear when doing slave transfer between master and a slave node.

If you then need to upgrade the slave node to master, converting the zonefile from raw to text is …

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Why would I want to have a local nameserver?

As thing are on the internet, having fast reliable access to a trustworthy dns resolver, both for looking up internal hosts and external hosts becomes increasingly more a thing that needs focus. Gone are the days where you could just trust anyone to tell you where things are, in other …

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Openindiana network configuration shortstory

So, I have this openindiana, and I'd like it to have a network configuration. But something slightly more advanced than what's default. So during the installation, instead of selecting "Automatic" network, I'll say "none" and have a network-wise blank box start up.

So, for instance.

# ipadm show-if
IFNAME STATE CURRENT …
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Setting up a new DNS Zone with BIND

Sometimes you play with DNS, sometimes you want to see how much DNSSEC breaks your game..

I've seen both sides of that one, where I wasn't entirely sure that I'd actually got it up and running, because everything just worked, and the other one, where I was dead certain I …

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