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Compile and Install BIND 9.9.7 ESV in Debian

This article will guide you step by step to get Bind DNS running. Install Dependencies: [email protected]:~# apt-get update [email protected]:~# apt-get upgrade [email protected]:~# apt-get install build-essential openssl libssl-dev libdb5.1-dev Download Bind: [email protected]:~# wget ftp://ftp.isc.org/isc/bind9/9.9.7/bind-9.9.7.tar.gz Unpack Bind: [email protected]:~# tar zxvf bind-9.9.7.tar.gz Configure and then compile Bind9 source pre: [email protected]:~# fakeroot ./configure –prefix=/usr –mandir=/usr/share/man –infodir=/usr/share/info –sysconfdir=/etc/bind –localstatedir=/var –enable-threads… Read More »


Force apt-get to use IPv4 instead of IPv6

It seems that Ubuntu/Debian (or perhaps other distros as well) prefer IPv6 DNS records instead of IPv4 when applicable and some times this results in loss of connectivity or similar problems. I ran into this issue today while trying to update an old VPS with apt-get/aptitude. Specifically, security.ubuntu.com was being resolved in an unreachable IPv6… Read More »