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How do I setup a DNS Server?

The next step is to set up a DNS server. DNS is the abbreviation of Domain Name Server. You can learn a few domain name server basics first. A domain name server is one that will convert the web address name into the IP address of the machine where the web pages are stored. Suppose if you type the url of Breylan on your machine, your web server will check if the entry of Breylan is there in its database tables, where the web address and the IP addresses of the machines are stored. If it is there, then it will transfer the web address to a web server with a larger database. So much for the importance and working of a DNS server. Now, let's get down to the installation of a DNS server. You will find the file 'namedb.conf' file in the '/etc/namedb' folder in your machine with Free BSD operating system installed. Once, you open the file, make the necessary changes. The file can be easily understood, provided you have some expertise in Unix and Linux based operating systems. All that you need to do is enter the name of the website in that file.

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