DNS For Dummies

DNS For Dummies

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By (author) Blair Rampling, By (author) David Dalan

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 360 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 229mm x 23mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 7 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764516833
  • ISBN 13: 9780764516832
  • Sales rank: 598,851

Product description

* 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

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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.

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Set up and maintain DNS the fast and easy wayFind out how DNS works, solve client and server issues, and secure your systemIt holds the Internet together, but if DNS makes you fall apart, help has arrived! This handy guide walks you through installing, configuring, and troubleshooting DNS on either a Windows- or Unix-based system. Whether you're just curious or you plan to build your own DNS server, you'll find the answers here. What's more, you'll understand them!The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English"Get in, get out" informationIcons and other navigational aidsTear-out cheat sheetTop ten listsA dash of humor and fun

Table of contents

Introduction.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.Index.