Bind8 on Linux
Don't make complicated, at first.
The basics are basic.
(I am assuming the dns server is also the mail and web server)
This is a link to some commands and files for dns.
  1. Get it installed
      Get Bind
      download to /usr/local/download/bind8
      cd /usr/local/download/bind8
      make install
  2. See if you have more than one verison of BIND on your system.
      find / -name named
  3. If you see more than one executable, find the newest one.
      /usr/local/sbin/named -v
      /usr/sbin/named -v
  4. Make links to the newest one.
      mv /usr/local/sbin/named /usr/local/sbin/named.old
      ln -s /usr/sbin/named /usr/local/sbin/named
  5. Touch some files
      mkdir /var/named/
      cd /var/named
      touch db.127.0.0 db.123.456.789 db.cache
  6. Now fill them with these these as your guide:
      vi  db.127.0.0
      vi  db.123.456.789
      vi  db.cache
      vi  named.boot
      vi  named.conf
  7. In each file, search and replace with your favorite text editor.
      replace ""     with    your domain name (including the .com)
      replace ""  with    your dns servers ip address
      replace "mother"           with    your server's name
      replace "789.456.123"      with    the first three cotets of your ip in reverse order.
  8. Kill the existing named:
      killall -QUIT named
      kill -9 `ps -x |grep [n]amed |awk '{print $1}'`
  9. Started the new named:
  10. Log time, go check'm:
      cat /var/log/messages
  11. Make it startup when you boot:
      vi /etc/rc.d/init.d/named
      sample named
      touch /var/lock/subsys/named
      ln -s /etc/rc.d/init.d/named /etc/rc.d/rc2.d/S45named
Classless Delegation Files -one description Classless Delegation Files -another take Classless Delegation RFC2317