DNS For Dummies

DNS For Dummies

by Blair Rampling, David Dalan


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* Unique entry-level guide to Domain Name System (DNS), which translates Internet host names into IP addresses and is used with all Internet servers
* Shows how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS on both Windows and UNIX servers
* Helps people seeking technology certifications bone up on DNS theory, terminology, and architecture-a requirement in several popular exams
* Includes real-world examples based on the author's daily experience with both large and small networks

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764516832
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/07/2003
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 1,242,164
Product dimensions: 7.46(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Blair Rampling is a senior systems administrator and system architect.

David Dalan is a technical trainer and training manager for a leading international technical support services call-center firm.

Table of Contents


Part I: How DNS Makes the Internet Go ’Round.

Chapter 1: The Basics of DNS.

Chapter 2: DNS Namespaces.

Chapter 3: The DNS Request Process.

Chapter 4: Facilitating Other Applications with DNS.

Part II: Working with DNS Clients.

Chapter 5: Configuring a DNS Client.

Chapter 6: Using the DNS Clients on Your System.

Part III: Working with DNS Servers.

Chapter 7: Installing a Microsoft DNS Server.

Chapter 8: Unix Domain Name Servers.

Part IV: The Details: Setting Up Your DNS Zones.

Chapter 9: The Basics: Zones and Records.

Chapter 10: Using Subdomains.

Part V: Security and Advanced DNS Tricks.

Chapter 11: An Antidote for a Poisoned Cache: DNS Security.

Chapter 12: What Else Can DNS Do?

Chapter 13: “It Doesn’t Work!” (Troubleshooting).

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten DNS Services and Resources.

Chapter 15: Ten Things Even Experienced People Do to Make DNS Break.

Chapter 16: The Top Ten Tips for Maintaining a Manageable DNS Server.

Chapter 17: The Top Ten DNS Server Design Considerations.

Appendix A: Using the DNSCMD Utility.

Appendix B: Using Webmin for BIND Administration.

Appendix C: Other DNS Server Applications.


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