Dns And Bind: Help For System Administrators by Cricket LiuDns And Bind: Help For System Administrators by Cricket Liu

Dns And Bind: Help For System Administrators

byCricket Liu, Paul Albitz

Paperback | June 5, 2006

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DNS and BIND tells you everything you need to work with one of the Internet's fundamental building blocks: the distributed host information database that's responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its proper destination, and even listing phone numbers with the new ENUM standard. This book brings you up-to-date with the latest changes in this crucial service.

The fifth edition covers BIND 9.3.2, the most recent release of the BIND 9 series, as well as BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 contains further improvements in security and IPv6 support, and important new features such as internationalized domain names, ENUM (electronic numbering), and SPF (the Sender Policy Framework).

Whether you're an administrator involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works, you'll find that this book is essential reading.

Topics include:

  • What DNS does, how it works, and when you need to use it
  • How to find your own place in the Internet's namespace
  • Setting up name servers
  • Using MX records to route mail
  • Configuring hosts to use DNS name servers
  • Subdividing domains (parenting)
  • Securing your name server: restricting who can query your server, preventing unauthorized zone transfers, avoiding bogus servers, etc.
  • The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) and Transaction Signatures (TSIG)
  • Mapping one name to several servers for load sharing
  • Dynamic updates, asynchronous notification of change to a zone, and incremental zone transfers
  • Troubleshooting: using nslookup and dig, reading debugging output, common problems
  • DNS programming using the resolver library and Perl's Net::DNS module
Cricket Liu graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, that great bastion of free speech, unencumbered Unix, and cheap pizza. He joined Hewlett-Packard after graduation and worked for HP for nine years.Cricket began managing the hp.com zone after the Loma Prieta earthquake forcibly transferred the zone's management from HP ...
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Title:Dns And Bind: Help For System AdministratorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:642 pages, 9.19 × 7 × 1.3 inPublished:June 5, 2006Publisher:O'Reilly MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0596100574

ISBN - 13:9780596100575

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Background
  • Chapter 2: How Does DNS Work?
  • Chapter 3: Where Do I Start?
  • Chapter 4: Setting Up BIND
  • Chapter 5: DNS and Electronic Mail
  • Chapter 6: Configuring Hosts
  • Chapter 7: Maintaining BIND
  • Chapter 8: Growing Your Domain
  • Chapter 9: Parenting
  • Chapter 10: Advanced Features
  • Chapter 11: Security
  • Chapter 12: nslookup and dig
  • Chapter 13: Reading BIND Debugging Output
  • Chapter 14: Troubleshooting DNS and BIND
  • Chapter 15: Programming with the Resolver and Nameserver Library Routines
  • Chapter 16: Architecture
  • Chapter 17: Miscellaneous
  • DNS Message Format and Resource Records
  • BIND Compatibility Matrix
  • Compiling and Installing BIND on Linux
  • Top-Level Domains
  • BIND Nameserver and Resolver Configuration
  • Colophon