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10.2.8. Additional Resources

The following sources of information provide additional resources regarding BIND.

10.2.8.1. Installed Documentation

BIND features a full range of installed documentation covering many different topics, each placed in its own subject directory. For each item below, replace version with the version of the bind package installed on the system:
/usr/share/doc/bind-version/
The main directory containing the most recent documentation. The directory contains the BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual in HTML and PDF formats, which details BIND resource requirements, how to configure different types of nameservers, how to perform load balancing, and other advanced topics.
/usr/share/doc/bind-version/sample/etc/
The directory containing examples of named configuration files.
rndc(8)
The manual page for the rndc name server control utility, containing documentation on its usage.
named(8)
The manual page for the Internet domain name server named, containing documentation on assorted arguments that can be used to control the BIND nameserver daemon.
lwresd(8)
The manual page for the lightweight resolver daemon lwresd, containing documentation on the daemon and its usage.
named.conf(5)
The manual page with a comprehensive list of options available within the named configuration file.
rndc.conf(5)
The manual page with a comprehensive list of options available within the rndc configuration file.

10.2.8.2. Useful Websites

http://www.isc.org/software/bind
The home page of the BIND project containing information about current releases as well as a PDF version of the BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual.