This article is a quick configuration manual of a Linux DNS server bind configuration on Suse enterprise server 11 sp2. I believe that bind do not need much introduction, but before you proceed with the installation and configuration of bind nameserver make sure that bind DNS server is exactly what you want.

Another DNS nameservers available on a Linux systems are NSD ( Name Server Daemon). Both are lightweight alternatives to bind DNS server and have fewer RAM requirements. Apparently are even faster.
In this article, we will not go into details of what Domain Name Service ( DNS ) is nor how DNS works. Rather we simply concentrate in a simple configuration of a custom zone.

Sample scenario notes to help you ready this DNS bind how to:

  • nameserver IP address
  • host:
  • authoritative nameservers for a zone: ( )
  1. After Installing Suse Enterprise Server 11 SP2 Go to Yast >DNS server (by default below listed packages included during bind install)
  • Bind
  • Bind-chrootenv
  • Bind-devel












Click the Install button, Once the installation completed, Go to Yast and open DNS.

The Next step is to configure the DNS Zone as follows

  • Forward  Zone
  • Reverse Zone

Forward Zone

Then Edit the zone > go to > NS Record & add your name server as







Then go to > Records add the A record as fallowing

Zone Record



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