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asked 2014-09-29 11:39:09 -0500

salam gravatar image

Hello I am trying to configure dns using bind-utils package. In my scenario, I have two smtp servers on two virtual machines using fedora 20 linux operating system on the same subnet, I made the servers' ips static (one, How can I configure the DNS? I installed the bind-utils only on one Virtual machine. Do I need to install another bind-utils on the other Virtual machine? Please help me. Thank you. Regards, Salam

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For VM's or Physical server are same "bind rpm" are use.

Rajat gravatar imageRajat ( 2014-09-30 02:04:26 -0500 )edit

for virtual machine

salam gravatar imagesalam ( 2014-10-01 07:55:19 -0500 )edit

Thank you for your feedback. What if I want users to access their accounts using another VM on the same subnet and using Evolution, what things I have to do?

salam gravatar imagesalam ( 2014-10-02 15:08:37 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-09-29 17:02:54 -0500

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You only need one to work as a DNS server - and on that machine you will need these packages:

bind-chroot (optional, but highly recommended)

On the other machine you only need this package:


Configuring the server is a very well documented activity - there are many guides out there in the wild. You could search for your own, or try one of these: (for Fedora 17 but still applies) (for CentOS - an identical configuration)

You also might want to consider not using Fedora for this test - if you're setting up a server to do email and DNS, then you should consider using a 'server' type OS, such as CentOS, which has a much longer support period. You avoid having to reinstall or upgrade and re-work your configs for these services every couple of releases (about once a year).

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Thank you it was a big help. I did configured two dns. And I used two SMTP servers with clients. when I am trying to send email from one machine to another it is not reached. Even though I have added the dns for both sides, and in the hosts What to do you think the problem is?

salam gravatar imagesalam ( 2014-10-12 05:14:17 -0500 )edit

There are several tests you can do with a mailserver. Start by looking in /var/log/maillog on the smtp server. Also try using telnet to port 25 on the smtp server and sending smtp to it by typing at the console. That's usually quite revealing.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2014-10-12 16:03:56 -0500 )edit

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