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Pro DNS and BIND

By Ron Aitchison

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To work effectively with DNS and BIND, it is imperative that you fully understand key configuration, management, and security principles. Pro DNS and BIND guides you through the challenging array of features surrounding DNS, with a special focus on BIND.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-494-0
  • 608 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: August 22, 2005
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $44.99
  • eBook Price: $31.99
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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 BINDs 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.

What you’ll learn

  • 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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to DNS
  2. Zone Files and Resource Records 
  3. DNS Operations
  4. DNS Types
  5. DNS and IPv6
  6. Installing BIND
  7. BIND Type Samples
  8. Common DNS Tasks
  9. DNS Diagnostics and Tools
  10. DNS Secure Configurations
  11. DNSSEC
  12. BIND Configuration Reference
  13. Zone File Reference
  14. BIND APIs and Resolver Libraries
  15. DNS Messages and Records
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