Bind Name Server Interview Questions & Answers part 1


Q: – which are the important configuration files for DNS server ?

BIND uses /etc/named.conf as its main configuration file, the /etc/rndc.conf file as the configuration file for name server control utility rndc, and the /var/named/ directory for zone files and the like.

Q: – On which version of bind u have worked ?


Q: – What is BIND ?

BIND stands for Berkeley Internet Name Domain which is the most commonly used Domain Name System (DNS) server on the Internet.

Q: – What is the role of DNS ?

A DNS server, or name server, is used to resolve an IP address to a hostname or vice versa.

Q: – On which port DNS server works ?

DNS servers use port 53 by default. Incoming and outgoing packets should be allowed on port 53. Also allow connections on port 921 if you configure a lightweight resolver server.
The DNS control utility, rndc, connects to the DNS server with TCP port 953 by default. If you are running rndc on the name server, connections on this TCP port from localhost should be allowed. If you are running rndc on additional systems, allow connections to port 953 (or whatever port you have chosen to configure) from these additional systems.

Q: – What is round robin DNS?

Round robin DNS is usually used for balancing the load of geographically distributed Web servers. For example, a company has one domain name and three identical home pages residing on three servers with three different IP addresses. When one user accesses the home page it will be sent to the first IP address. The second user who accesses the home page will be sent to the next IP address, and the third user will be sent to the third IP address. In each case, once the IP address is given out, it goes to the end of the list. The fourth user, therefore, will be sent to the first IP address, and so forth.

Q: – What is Name Server?

A name server keeps information for the translation of domain names to IP addresses   and IP addresses to domain names. The name server is a program that performs the translation at the request of a resolver or another name server.

Q: – What is Primary name server or primary master server?

Primary name server/primary masteris the main data source for the zone. It is the authoritative server for the zone. This server acquires data about its zone from databases saved on a local disk. The primary server must be published as an authoritative name server for the domain in the SOA resource record, while the primary master server does not need to be published.

Q: – What is Secondary name server/slave name server?

Secondary name server/slave name server acquires data about the zone by copying the data from the primary name server (respectively from the master server) at regular time intervals. It makes no sense to edit these databases on the secondary name servers, although they are saved on the local server disk because they will be rewritten during further copying.

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