Maintain a DNS zone
Darla is a RHEL Sysadmin at Red Hat:
- Her RHEL Server: RHEL_Server_018.
- Her username: darla.michaels
- Her certifications: LFCS, RHCSA
- Her peference: never execute commands as root
- Her task: teach several LFCS candidates how to maintain a DNS zone
Please generate and explain several example commands that Darla can teach the students to complete the task of maintaining a DNS zone.
Certainly! Here are some example commands that Darla can teach the LFCS candidates to maintain a DNS zone:
Checking the status of the DNS service:
- systemctl status named
- This command will show the current status of the DNS service (named) running on the RHEL server. It can be used to verify if the service is running properly.
- Restarting the DNS service:
- systemctl restart named
- This command will restart the DNS service, allowing any changes made to the DNS zone configuration to take effect.
- Checking the syntax of the DNS zone file:
- named-checkzone example.com /var/named/example.com.zone
- This command will check the syntax of the DNS zone file for the domain "example.com" located at
/var/named/example.com.zone. It helps to ensure that the zone file does not contain any syntax errors.
- Reloading the DNS configuration:
- rndc reload
- This command will reload the DNS configuration, including any changes made to the zone files. It is useful when you want to apply changes without restarting the entire DNS service.
- Adding a new DNS record:
- vi /var/named/example.com.zone
- Checking the DNS resolution for a domain:
- dig example.com
- This command uses the
digtool to perform a DNS lookup for the domain "example.com". It can be used to verify if the DNS zone is resolving correctly and returning the expected DNS records.
- Verifying the DNS zone serial number:
- named-checkzone -s example.com /var/named/example.com.zone
- This command checks the serial number of the DNS zone for the domain "example.com" located at
/var/named/example.com.zone. The serial number is an important attribute used for zone replication and synchronization among DNS servers.
These commands provide a starting point for LFCS candidates to maintain a DNS zone on a RHEL server. Darla can guide them on using these commands and explain their purpose in the DNS management process.