1. Get the proper freeware port of BIND rather than the Software.com one.
The current version is 4.9.6 and is available from www.bhs.com.
2. Buy the O'Reilly book "DNS & Bind" 2nd Edition by Ablitz & Liu. Unless
you are a masochist, I'd advise you not to bother with the BOG.WRI file
which comes with the binaries - I didn't understand a word of it when I
3. A naughty: get a copy of the 14 day eval version of MetaInfo's BIND.
Then use it's great web interface to configure your domain(s). This will
output files which the BIND can use. This should be used as a teaching tool
only - once you have your basic set of files, the BIND book will make a lot
more sense and you can then edit/add to these files using a normal text
Note, I believe that MetaInfo are now doing a proprietory version of BIND
so option 3 may no longer fly.
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