Modifying DNS Entry for Domain

Search /etc/named.conf to find the zone file for the domain.

Find the domain name and see where the zone file is.  Example zone block.

zone "incredigeek.com" in {
 type master;
 file "/var/named/mzones/incredigeek.com.hosts";
 allow-query { any; };
 forwarders {};
};

The file is /var/named/mzones/incredigeek.com.hosts

Edit your zone file by opening it up in a text editor.

Example.  Text in bold added for comments.

$TTL 21600
$ORIGIN com.
incredigeek IN SOA dns1.dns-server.com. dns2.dns-server.com.(
 0000147 ; serial  <- This needs to be incremented so it is greater than the previous version of this file
 43200 ; refresh (12 hours)
 7200 ; retry (2 hours)
 604800 ; expire (7 days)
 21600 ) ; minimum
 NS dns1.dns-server.com.
 NS dns2.dns-server.com.
 300 A 10.0.0.11   <- A record for root domain
$ORIGIN incredigeek.com.
localhost IN A 127.0.0.1
www 300 IN A 10.0.0.11  <- www subdomain A record
login 300 IN A 10.0.0.12 <- another subdomain A record

Save file and reload Bind

On FreeBSD

rndc reload incredigeek.com

you can reload everything with

rndc reload

On Fedora/CentOS/REHL

service named reload

On Ubuntu/Debian

service bind9 restart

You may need to reload Bind on any slave servers

Add local DNS entry in Windows

Windows has a similar file like the Linux /etc/hosts file.  It is located in

Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

You’ll need to have administrator privileges to modify the file.  So you can launch notepad as Administrator then open the file.  If you don’t see the file make sure the drop down across from “File name:” is set to “All Files”.

You can add entry’s just like you would on Linux

192.168.22.12   hostname