Forward entries

Forward entries file

Once you’ve completed the configuration on the “named.conf” file you can move to the next step, that is the creation of the Forward entries configuration file,

File location

Both the Forward and the Reverse entries files are located at the following path:

/var/named

Sample configuration

Here once again feel free to copy and use the following text adapting it to your LAB.

$TTL 86400
@   IN  SOA     centos7.tdtlab.com. root.tdtlab.com. (
        1      ;Serial
        1H     ;Refresh
        1H     ;Retry
        1W     ;Expire
        3H     ;Minimum TTL
)
localhost         IN  A       127.0.0.1
tdtlab.com.       IN  NS      centos7.tdtlab.com.
centos7           IN  A       192.168.0.76
cucm              IN  A       192.168.0.169
uccx              IN  A       192.168.0.196

Using “vi” to create the Forward entries file

You can use the text editor of your preference or even better use the GUI provided by WinSCP to make things as easy as possible.

vi /var/named/dns.fwd.zone.tdtlab.com
DNS BIND Forward Entries conf file

Where to go next?