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DNS For Dummies

Blair Rampling, David Dalan

ISBN: 978-0-764-51683-2 February 2003 360 Pages


* 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

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.