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B. Compiling and Installing BIND on a Sun

Get the Source Code
Unpack the Source Code
Use the Proper Compiler Settings
Build Everything

The version of BIND shipped with Solaris 2.6 is based on the 4.9.3 release of BIND - a tad stale. Earlier versions of Solaris 2 include a BIND based on 4.8.3, which is downright ripe. For those of you who can't wait until Solaris ships with a version of BIND 8, compiling BIND from the sources on a Sun is relatively easy, because Solaris is based on BSD UNIX, and BIND was originally written for BSD UNIX. Here are instructions on how to compile and install 8.1.2 BIND on your Solaris 2.X host.

B.1 Get the Source Code

First, you've got to get the source code. There's a copy on ftp.isc.org, available for anonymous ftp:

% cd /tmp
% ftp ftp.isc.org.
Connected to pub1.pa.vix.com.
220 pub1.pa.vix.com FTP server (Version wu-2.4(1) Fri Dec 29 06:15:49 GMT 1995) ready.
Name (ftp.isc.org.:user): ftp
331 Guest login ok, send e-mail address as password.

Now you need to find the right file:

ftp > cd /isc/bind/src/cur/bind-8
250 CWD command successful.
ftp > binary 
200 Type set to I.
ftp > get bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for bind-8.1.2-src.tar.gz (675801 bytes).
226 Transfer complete.
675801 bytes received in 89.5 seconds (7.4 Kbytes/s)
ftp > quit
221 Goodbye.

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