Setting up a DNS server or a connection between Linux and Windows computers
Which files do I need to configure to set up a DNS server on Red Hat Linux? I have two computers (Red Hat 9, Windows 2000) connected through cross cable.
Setting up DNS, or more specifically, allowing both computers to access each
other by hostname, may be simpler than setting up a server especially for
your particular situation. You may be fine to just edit the "hosts" file on
In Windows 2000 you can do the following:
Open c:winntsystem32driversetchosts with your favorite text editor. Add
an entry with the IP address of the Red Hat 9 machine and a hostname.
You can edit the /etc/hosts file by going to a console session, and typing as
the root user, add your IP address and host names for both machines.
If you do want to install a simple DNS server on Linux you can investigate
This was first published in March 2005