||Implementing BIND on Mac OS X|
I disagree on the fact that this article has significant flaws. It's easy and mostly "it works"...
Truth is, nobody faint at heart should anyway try to install bind9 on OS X just for the fun... :-)
Most articles around don't even tackle the problem in securing zone transfers. I myself often leech around transfering zones from other servers to check how they've configured some things and to be honest, most of the servers around don't have secured transfers.
Anyway, just to share my experience, when I found this article I was already downloading and compiling bind through the tools made by the fink project (http://fink.sourceforge.net/)... their stuff is quite good and it might be worth a mention.
It stormed through the installation and compiling process and it also installed another 15 packages. Some xml libraries and other stuff I'm not exactly sure if they where needed (mainly because I trust the author of this article that simply downloading and compiling from isc.org works).
Anyway I was also able to implement keys and rndc without much effort and I currently have 4 nameservers (2 on linux 1 on FreeBSD and 1 on OS X) that are working great in a matter of a day of work. I assume that the target audience of this article is not going to run bind9 for a large scale zone without even reading some books. Understanding all the fuss behind keys, rndc and acl classes is way out of the scope (my opinion) and it took me some time to "process" all the concepts.
2003-05-31 16:18:58 macmartin [View]