DNS & Bind Cookbook

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The DNS & BIND Cookbook presents solutions to the many problems faced by network administrators responsible for a name server. Following O'Reilly's popular problem-and-solution cookbook format, this title is an indispensable companion to DNS & BIND, 4th Edition, the definitive guide to the critical task of name server administration. The cookbook contains dozens of code recipes showing solutions to everyday problems, ranging from simple questions, like, "How do I get BIND?" to more advanced topics like ...

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Overview

The DNS & BIND Cookbook presents solutions to the many problems faced by network administrators responsible for a name server. Following O'Reilly's popular problem-and-solution cookbook format, this title is an indispensable companion to DNS & BIND, 4th Edition, the definitive guide to the critical task of name server administration. The cookbook contains dozens of code recipes showing solutions to everyday problems, ranging from simple questions, like, "How do I get BIND?" to more advanced topics like providing name service for IPv6 addresses. It's full of BIND configuration files that you can adapt to your sites requirements.With the wide range of recipes in this book, you'll be able to

  • Check whether a name is registered
  • Register your domain name and name servers
  • Create zone files for your domains
  • Protect your name server from abuse
  • Set up back-up mail servers and virtual email addresses
  • Delegate subdomains and check delegation
  • Use incremental transfer
  • Secure zone transfers
  • Restrict which queries a server will answer
  • Upgrade to BIND 9 from earlier version
  • Perform logging and troubleshooting
  • Use IPv6
and much more.These recipes encompass all the day-to-day tasks you're faced with when managing a name server, and many other tasks you'll face as your site grows. Written by Cricket Liu, a noted authority on DNS, and the author of the bestselling DNS & BIND and DNS on Windows 2000, the DNS & BIND Cookbook belongs in every system or network administrator's library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596004101
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/10/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 784,799
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Cricket Liu matriculated at the University of California's Berkeley campus, 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 Labs to HP's Corporate Offices (by cracking a sprinkler main and flooding Labs' computer room). Cricket was hostmaster@hp.com for over three years, and then joined HP's Professional Services Organization to cofound HP's Internet Consulting Program. Cricket left HP in 1997 to form Acme Byte & Wire, a DNS consulting and training company, with his friend (and now co-author) Matt Larson. Network Solutions acquired Acme in June 2000, and later the same day merged with VeriSign. Cricket worked for a year as Director of DNS Product Management for VeriSign Global Registry Services. Cricket joined Men & Mice, an Icelandic company specializing in DNS software and services, in September, 2001. He is currently their Vice President, Research & Development. Cricket, his wife, Paige, and their son, Walt, live in Colorado with two Siberian Huskies, Annie and Dakota. On warm weekend afternoons, you'll probably find them on the flying trapeze or wakeboarding behind Betty Blue.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Zone Data

Chapter 3: BIND Name Server Configuration

Chapter 4: Electronic Mail

Chapter 5: BIND Name Server Operations

Chapter 6: Delegation and Registration

Chapter 7: Security

Chapter 8: Interoperability and Upgrading

Chapter 9: Resolvers and Programming

Chapter 10: Logging and Troubleshooting

Chapter 11: IPv6

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    Get the book before seeking professional help!

    My first time setting up my own DNS server for my first ever personally owned domain name. Did it in Redhat 8. Couldn't get it to work. The book provided examples that I needed and showed how to use debugging tools for the configuration file zone entries and also the zone resource files. Turns out I used // to comment a line in the zone resource file instead of ; and the debugger pointed right to it. The price of the book was well worth finding this out and it will be a valuable resource for future discoveries about DNS and BIND. A great book for beginners in the tasks associated with DNS and BIND. A little pricey for the number of pages in the book and thus the reason for only four stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2002

    Little good things here and there, but not enough on BIND9

    I bought this book because I saw it had the "Upgrading to BIND9" chapter. However I found very little information on how zone files are different in the new version or what advantages BIND9 offeres over its predecessors.

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