Paul on Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:10:23 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] DNS trouble shooting and DHCP/DNS connection

kaze wrote:

This is something I wondered about too, when reading / learning some BIND a
few weeks ago thanks to the PLUG thread "dig returns "Transfer failed", what
to do?" You can allow your DNS clients to update the zone files - this is
turned off by default and in a few places they note that you shouldn't use
it as it is a security risk. I made a note of this as it is opposite to
Microsoft's Active Directory model, where by default DHCP and static
hosts/clients populate DNS.

How about configuring the DHCP server to give out specific IPs based on MAC addresses? That way the IPs will always match up with the host names. Actually, the only benefit of that is central control over configuration. Might as well use /etc/hosts or Dynamic DNS.

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