Can anyone assist me in setting up a DNS server inside Ubuntu 15.04 server edition (inside VirtualBox)? This is on a private network in an area with absolutely no internet access, so I need to download everything from home and deploy/configure it at the remote site.

  • I would suggest the Ubuntu Serverguide as a reference. It is all that I used. In your case you just wouldn't have any forwarders, as you are not on internet. – Doug Smythies Aug 23 '15 at 1:14

You will need to install bind9 bind9utils bind9-doc to install locally you need to make a private repository

Read the following articles https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Personal and How to create a local APT repository? Follow the instructions and you should be good to go.

To learn more about BIND and how to configure you can refer to this link https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIND9ServerHowto

  • Thanks! Where should I download these packages from? – Daniel Aug 23 '15 at 23:31
  • You can use sudo apt-get download bind9 bind9utils bind9-doc, this will be downloaded to the current directory, previously installed packages can be found in /var/cache/apt/archives. Please note you must read the articles and follow instructions there. – Ads Aug 24 '15 at 7:53

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