Update Bind With Your DHCP Server  
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If you'd like to be able access a computer or network appliance without having to remember it's IP or manually add it to your DNS server, this tutorial is for you. This tutorial was written while configuring an Ubuntu 11.04 server, and utilizes the isc-dhcp-server DHCP Server and the bind9 Internet Domain Name Server. It functioned for me as is and hopefully will do the same for you, BUT... I don't guaranty it.

This entire tutorial requires that you be logged on as root, or a healthy use of the sudo command. I prefer the former.

If you plug in the values for your local network, you should be able to cut and paste.

Local Network:
Start here.
Netmask ← Here next. Network: ← Calculated. Broadcast: ← Calculated. Local Domain:
Domain Name Server:
Dynamic Address Range: Min: Max:
There should NOT be any static addresses within the Dynamic Address Range of your DHCP Server, and that includes the 'Address' parameter above. Adjust the range up or down to exclude any equipment that may have a static IP assigned.

From the Webmin website: "Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely."  The installation is generally straight forward, this tutorial is just to show you which packages are required, and to fix some of the little things that may need tweaking.


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