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Archived Manual: 3-DNS Installation Guide, version 4.0.1
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Original Publication Date: 03/01/2010
Updated Date: 01/19/2011

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Introduction

Getting started

Choosing a configuration tool
Browser support

Using the Administrator Kit

Overview of the 3-DNS Controller documentation
Stylistic conventions

Finding help and technical support resources

Setting Up the Hardware

Unpacking and installing the hardware

Reviewing the hardware requirements
Familiarizing yourself with the 3-DNS Controller hardware
Environmental requirements and usage guidelines
Installing and connecting the hardware

Addressing hardware configuration issues

Setting up a stand-alone unit or a redundant system
Setting up fail-over for a redundant system
Triggering a fail-over in a redundant system
Using redundant systems with the sync group feature
Using more than one network interface

Setting up automatic DNS zone file management

Working with the First-Time Boot Utility

Using the First-Time Boot utility

Gathering configuration information
An important note about configuring non-crypto 3-DNS Controllers

Starting the First-Time Boot utility

Defining a root password
Defining a host name
Configuring a default route
Configuring a time zone
Configuring NTP clocks
Configuring a redundant system
Configuring the interfaces

Configuring settings for the 3-DNS web server

Configuring 3-DNS web server passwords

Configuring remote administration

Configuring the 3-DNS Controller mode

Configuring NameSurfer for zone file management

Confirming your configuration settings

Committing your configuration settings to the system

Additional Setup Options

Enabling remote login tools

Preparing workstations for command line access

Using a serial terminal

Configuring Sendmail

Finding the mail exchanger for your domain
Setting up Sendmail