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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Background

    1. A (Very) Brief History of the Internet

    2. On the Internet and Internets

    3. The Domain Name System, in a Nutshell

    4. The History of the Microsoft DNS Server

    5. Must I Use DNS?

  2. Chapter 2 How Does DNS Work?

    1. The Domain Namespace

    2. The Internet Domain Namespace

    3. Delegation

    4. Name Servers and Zones

    5. Resolvers

    6. Resolution

    7. Caching

  3. Chapter 3 Where Do I Start?

    1. Which Name Server?

    2. Choosing a Domain Name

  4. Chapter 4 Setting Up the Microsoft DNS Server

    1. Our Zone

    2. The DNS Console

    3. Setting Up DNS Data

    4. Running a Primary Master Name Server

    5. Running a Slave Name Server

    6. Adding More Zones

    7. DNS Properties

    8. What Next?

  5. Chapter 5 DNS and Electronic Mail

    1. MX Records

    2. Adding MX Records with the DNS Console

    3. What’s a Mail Exchanger, Again?

    4. The MX Algorithm

    5. DNS and Exchange

  6. Chapter 6 Configuring Hosts

    1. The Resolver

    2. Resolver Configuration

    3. Advanced Resolver Features

    4. Other Windows Resolvers

    5. Sample Resolver Configurations

  7. Chapter 7 Maintaining the Microsoft DNS Server

    1. What About Signals?

    2. Logging

    3. Updating Zone Data

    4. Zone Data File Controls

  8. Chapter 8 Growing Your Domain

    1. How Many Name Servers?

    2. Adding More Name Servers

    3. Registering Name Servers

    4. Changing TTLs

    5. Planning for Disasters

    6. Coping with Disaster

  9. Chapter 9 Parenting

    1. When to Become a Parent

    2. How Many Children?

    3. What to Name Your Children

    4. How to Become a Parent: Creating Subdomains

    5. Subdomains of in-addr.arpa Domains

    6. Good Parenting

    7. Managing the Transition to Subdomains

    8. The Life of a Parent

  10. Chapter 10 Advanced Features and Security

    1. DNS NOTIFY (Zone Change Notification)

    2. WINS Linkage

    3. System Tuning

    4. Name Server Address Sorting

    5. Building Up a Large Sitewide Cache with Forwarders

    6. A More Restricted Name Server

    7. A Nonrecursive Name Server

    8. Securing Your Name Server

  11. Chapter 11 New DNS Features in Windows 2000

    1. Active Directory

    2. Dynamic Update

    3. Aging and Scavenging

    4. Incremental Zone Transfer

    5. Unicode Character Support

  12. Chapter 12 nslookup

    1. Is nslookup a Good Tool?

    2. Interactive Versus Noninteractive

    3. Option Settings

    4. Avoiding the Search List

    5. Common Tasks

    6. Less-Common Tasks

    7. Troubleshooting nslookup Problems

    8. Best of the Net

  13. Chapter 13 Troubleshooting DNS

    1. Is DNS Really Your Problem?

    2. Checking the Cache

    3. Potential Problem List

    4. Interoperability Problems

    5. Problem Symptoms

  14. Chapter 14 Miscellaneous

    1. Using CNAME Records

    2. Wildcards

    3. A Limitation of MX Records

    4. DNS and Internet Firewalls

    5. Dial-up Connections

    6. Network Names and Numbers

    7. Additional Resource Records

  1. Appendix DNS Message Format and Resource Records

    1. Master File Format

    2. DNS Messages

    3. Resource Record Data

  2. Appendix Installing the DNS Server from CD-ROM

  3. Appendix Converting from BIND to the Microsoft DNS Server

    1. Step 1: Change the DNS Server Startup Method to File

    2. Step 2: Stop the Microsoft DNS Server

    3. Step 3: Change the Zone Data File Naming Convention

    4. Step 4: Copy the Files

    5. Step 5: Get a New Root Name Server Cache File

    6. Step 6: Restart the DNS Server

    7. Step 7: Change the DNS Server Startup Method to Registry

  4. Appendix Top-Level Domains

  5. Colophon