Pro DNS and BIND

Pro DNS and BIND

by Ron Aitchison
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Pro DNS and BIND by Ron Aitchison

Pro DNS and BIND guides you through the challenging array of features surrounding DNS, with a special focus on BIND, the world’s most popular DNS implementation. This book unravels the mysteries of DNS, offering insight into origins, evolution, and key concepts like domain names and zone files. This book focuses on running DNS systems based on BIND 9.3.0—the first stable release that includes support for the latest DNSSEC (DNSSEC.bis) standards and a major functional upgrade from previous BIND 9 releases.

If you administer a DNS system or are thinking about running one, or if you need to upgrade to support IPv6 DNS, need to secure a DNS for zone transfer, dynamic update, or other reasons, or if you need to implement DNSSEC, or simply want to understand the DNS system, then this book provides you with a single point of reference. Pro DNS and BIND starts with simple concepts, then moves on to full security-aware DNSSEC configurations. Various features, parameters, and resource records are described and, in the majority of cases, illustrated with one or more examples.

The book contains a complete reference to zone files, Resource Records, and BIND’s configuration file parameters. You can treat the book as as a simple paint-by-numbers guide to everything from a simple caching DNS, to the most complex secure DNS (DNSSEC) implementation. Background information is still included for when you need to know what to do and why you have to do it, and so that you can modify processes to meet your unique needs.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to the DNS
  • Basic DNS types with complete configuarion examples
  • DNS and IPv6
  • Installing BIND on Linux, FreeBSD and Windows
  • Subdomain delegation
  • DNS and load balancing
  • Reverse map delegation
  • DNSSEC (DNSSEC.bis) and the DLV experimental service
  • Key rollover and DNSSEC maintenance
  • DNS tools and diagnostics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590594940
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 08/22/2005
Series: Pro Series
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

Ronald Aitchison is the founder of Zytrax, Inc., a company that specializes in the design, development, and marketing of IP network solutions and services.

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Pro DNS and BIND 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this book because it had great reviews with another book seller. If you are trying to set up your own DSN server this book has alot of information. Although by itself I don't think it alone can help you set up your first DNS Server. Bind is a freeware server software which can be downloaded and used for DNS. This book has some great examples and explains alot of the details about DNS and mostly BIND. It seems to leave you hanging though with some of the more important details like how to name a zone file and how to connect all of your files so you can get DNS to work. The Author provides his email address at the beggining of the book and is gracious enough to try to explain and give more details and refer you back to certain chapters but you still seem to be missing something. Guess I'll have to buy another book to find the missing pieces...