Linux DNS Server Administration (Craig Hunt Linux Library)
- Linux DNS
The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the keys to the Internet, facilitating the translation of English-like domain names (www.amazon.com) into Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (126.96.36.199). In this detailed examination, Linux and TCP/IP guru Craig Hunt takes you deep into the guts of DNS, explaining the architecture, protocols, and BIND; illustrating basic configuration of the resolver, caching servers, and slave servers; and demonstrating how to create subdomains and use Dynamic DNS. Includes coverage of how to implement DNS security, test DNS, and debug and troubleshoot DNS.
Because providing DNS service isn't as much a matter of administration as of proper initial setup, Linux DNS Server Administration spends about half the time describing what a DNS server does and explaining how to get BIND service going. It mainly steers clear of "do-this, do-that" instructions, favoring statements of problems and their solutions (with lots of configuration file listings), instead. A similar approach later shows how to plug known security holes, configure logging, and optimize performance. For more information on DNS and BIND, check out the classic DNS and BIND. Although it's not focused specifically on Linux, that's the definitive work on name resolution under Unix generically. --David Wall
Topics covered: Domain Name System (DNS) service under Linux 2.x, as provided by BIND 8. The design of the global DNS service, server configuration (for both master and slave servers), subdomains, security, and performance optimization. DNS futures--in the form of a look at BIND 9--appear, too.
- Product Dimensions: 9.01 x 7.55 x 1.12 inches;
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