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The Domain Name System (DNS) is the system created to map domain names to IP addresses, and is largely responsible for the widespread popularity of the Internet due to the convenience it offers in calling system resources by an easily recognizable name rather than a cryptic number. Given the critical nature of this technology for ensuring smooth operation of Internet-based resources such as Web and mail servers, it's imperative that users fully understand key configuration, management and security principles.
Pro DNS and BIND guides readers through the often challenging array of features surrounding DNS with a special focus on the World's most diffuse DNS implementation, BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain). Readers will learn not only about key DNS concepts, but also how to effectively install, configure, deploy and manage BIND in enterprise environments.

Book News Annotation:

This introduction to running domain name service (DNS) systems based on the Berkeley internet name domain (BIND) 9.3.0 describes the operations and services provided by the DNS protocol, IPv6 address notation, sample BIND and DNS configurations, DNS diagnostic tools, administrative security, and zone integrity using DNSSEC. The closing chapters list the statements and clauses used in the BIND configuration file, zone file directives, application program interfaces (API), resolver libraries, and binary message formats.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This introduction to running domain name service (DNS) systems based on the Berkeley internet name domain (BIND) 9.3.0 describes the operations and services provided by the DNS protocol, IPv6 address notation, sample BIND and DNS configurations, DNS diagnostic tools, administrative security, and zone integrity using DNSSEC. The closing chapters list the statements and clauses used in the BIND configuration file, zone file directives, application program interfaces (API), resolver libraries, and binary message formats. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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. Table of Contents An Introduction to DNS Zone Files and Resource Records DNS Operations DNS Types DNS and IPv6 Installing BIND BIND Type Samples Common DNS Tasks DNS Diagnostics and Tools DNS Secure Configurations DNSSEC BIND Configuration Reference Zone File Reference BIND APIs and Resolver Libraries DNS Messages and Records

Table of Contents

Section 1: Principles and Overview. DNS Overview. DNS Operations. DNS Types. Zone Security Overview. Reverse Mapping. Root DNS systems. DNS Software Discussion.- Section 2: Get Something Running. Installing BIND. DNS Types Samples. Common Howtos. DNS Diagostics.- Section 3: DNS Security. TSIG. DNSSEC. DNS in chroot Jail (?).- Section 4: Reference. BIND Configuration. Zone File Resource Records. Programming. BIND APIs. Resolver Libraries. Bits and Byte. Appendices. Domain Name Registration. RFC Documents. Links and References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590594940
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
Networking - Network Protocols
Author:
Aitchison, Ronald G. F.
Author:
Aitchison, Ron
Subject:
Computer network protocols
Subject:
Internet addresses
Subject:
Networking - General
Series:
Pro
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
571
Dimensions:
9.37x6.87x1.18 in. 2.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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. Table of Contents An Introduction to DNS Zone Files and Resource Records DNS Operations DNS Types DNS and IPv6 Installing BIND BIND Type Samples Common DNS Tasks DNS Diagnostics and Tools DNS Secure Configurations DNSSEC BIND Configuration Reference Zone File Reference BIND APIs and Resolver Libraries DNS Messages and Records

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