Free Shipping on all orders in the US
Over 7 million books in stock
We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
DNS and BIND By Paul Albitz

DNS and BIND by Paul Albitz

Condition - Very Good
8 in stock


This text discusses one of the Internet's fundamental building blocks - the distributed host information database responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its proper destination, and many other services.

DNS and BIND Summary

DNS and BIND by Paul Albitz

DNS and BIND discusses one of the Internet's fundamental building blocks: the distributed host information database that's responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its proper destination, and many other services. As the authors write in the preface, if you're using the Internet, you're already using DNS -- even if you don't know it. The third edition covers BIND 4.9, on which most commercial products are currently based, and BIND 8, which implements many important new features and will be the basis for the next generation of commercial name servers. It also covers topics like DNS security (greatly improved with BIND 8.1), asynchronous notification of changes to a zone, dynamic updates, and programming with Perl's Net::DNS module. Whether you're an administrator involved with DNS on daily basis, or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works, you'll find that this book is essential reading. Topics include: What DNS does, how it works, and when you need to use it How to find your own place in the Internet's name space Setting up name servers Using MX records to route mail Configuring hosts to use DNS name servers Subdividing domains (parenting) Securing your name server: restricting who can query your server, preventing unauthorized zone transfers, avoiding bogus name servers, etc. Mapping one name to several servers for load sharing Troubleshooting: using nslookup, reading debugging output, common problems DNS programming, using the resolver library and Perl's Net::DNS module

About Paul Albitz

Paul Albitz is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard. Paul earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, and a master of science degree from Purdue University. Paul worked on BIND for the HP-UX 7.0 and 8.0 releases. During this time Paul developed the tools used to run the domain. Since then Paul has worked on networking HP's DesignJet plotter and on the fax subsystem of HP's OfficeJet multifunction peripheral. Before joining HP, Paul was a system administrator in the CS Department of Purdue University. As system administrator, Paul ran versions of BIND before BIND's initial release with 4.3 BSD. Paul and his wife Katherine live in San Diego, CA. Cricket Liu matriculated at the University of California's Berkeley campus, that great bastion of free speech, unencumbered UNIX and cheap pizza. He went to work for Hewlett-Packard after graduation and stayed at HP for nine years. Cricket began managing the zone after the Loma Prieta earthquake forcibly moved the zone's management from HP Labs to HP's Corporate Offices. He was for over three years, and then joined HP's Professional Services Organization to found HP's Internet consulting program. Cricket currently runs his own DNS consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire, with his friend Matt Larson. Cricket, his wife, Paige, and their son, Walt, live in Colorado with two Siberian Huskies, Annie and Dakota. On warm weekends, you'll probably find them on the flying trapeze.

Table of Contents

Background; How Does DNS Work?; Where Do I Start?; Setting Up BIND; DNS and Electronic Mail; Configuring Hosts; Maintaining BIND; Growing Your Domain; Parenting; Advanced Features and Security; nslookup; Reading BIND Debugging Output; Troubleshooting DNS and BIND; Programming with the Resolver and Name Server Library Routines; Miscellaneous. Appendices: DNS Message Format and Resource Records; Compiling and Installing BIND on a Sun; Top-Level Domains; Domain Registration Form; Registration Form; BIND Name Server and Resolver Statements.

Additional information

DNS and BIND by Paul Albitz
Used - Very Good
O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - DNS and BIND