How to install SMBIND on Debian Squeeze

Valic —  May 30, 2011 — Leave a comment

Smbind is a PHP-based tool for managing DNS zones for BIND via the web. Supports per-user administration of zones, error checking, and a PEAR DB database backend.


apt-get update && apt-get install smbind

After install:

1. Firts you need to add the user that runs your web server (default in debian is www-data) to the group that runs the BIND server (default in debian is bind), for example:

usermod -G bind www-data

2.Restart your webserver:

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

3. Include /etc/smbind/smbind.conf in your bind configuration:

echo 'include "/etc/smbind/smbind.conf";' >> /etc/bind/named.conf.local

4. Final step, Restart Bind:

/etc/init.d/bind9 restart

Now you can login to your Smbind interface. Type in your browser to http://localhost/smbind .

NOTE: After first login you MUST change the default password. The default user and password is admin.


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