I haven’t found a PAKFire package for bind9, so I’m guessing this isn’t supported but…
My old gateway/firewall machine died after a (far too close!) lightning strike. I thought I’d use an IPFire distro to get a new one up and running fast – and it worked great!
Except for one thing: My old, hand-built firewall system was also a backup nameserver for my company’s domain. I’d really like to add that one functionality to the IPFire system rather than start from scratch, building a new firewall for myself starting with a Ubuntu server (like last time). I expect that EVERYTHING has changed – after all, more than a month has passed – so what I knew about setting one up last time is likely obsolete and incorrect now.
So, is it possible to add a bind9 (named) server to my IPFire system? If so, can anyone offer and tips, hints, pitfalls, etc.? Thanks!
Another thing is, that this breaks IPFire’s philosophy. Nearly should be configurable with the WUI. There are no faciities implemented.
Further most ( all? ) users/devs are familiar with the unbound system, but not BIND. So there is almost no support for this piece of software and it’s usage in an IPFire system.
Because communication in the internet relies heavily on DNS, I would not recommend such a massive change.
Using an alternative DNS server in the local network may be an opportunity.