Last month, I covered installing PowerDNS. This month, I'll cover some of the basics of using PowerDNS and its Web-based front-end PowerAdmin. If you haven't gone through the steps of installing PowerDNS and confirming that it works, please review last month's column - linked below.
Creating MySQL Database
If you want to to use the MySQL backend, the first thing you'll need to do (other than install MySQL if it's not already installed... better start here if that's the case) is to create a database for the information. To do that, create a new database with mysqladmin -udbuser -p create pdnstest. (Note: replace dbuser with the MySQL username you want to use.) Then you'll need to populate the database with tables and such...
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