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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. Installing the Microsoft DNS Server

    3. The DNS Console

    4. Setting Up DNS Data

    5. Running a Primary Master Name Server

    6. Running a Secondary Name Server

    7. Adding More Zones

    8. DNS Properties

    9. 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 Datafile Controls

    5. Aging and Scavenging

  8. Chapter 8 Integrating with Active Directory

    1. Active Directory Domains

    2. Storing Zones in Active Directory

    3. DNS as a Service Location Broker

  9. Chapter 9 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

  10. Chapter 10 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

  11. Chapter 11 Advanced Features and Security

    1. New Ways to Make Changes

    2. WINS Linkage

    3. Building Up a Large, Sitewide Cache with Forwarders

    4. Load Sharing Between Mirrored Servers

    5. The ABCs of IPv6 Addressing

    6. Securing Your Name Server

  12. Chapter 12 nslookup and dig

    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

    9. Using dig

  13. Chapter 13 Managing DNS from the Command Line

    1. Installing the DNS Server

    2. Stopping and Starting the DNS Server Service

    3. Managing the DNS Server Configuration

    4. An Installation and Configuration Batch Script

    5. Other Command-Line Utilities

  14. Chapter 14 Managing DNS Programmatically

    1. WMI and the DNS Provider

    2. WMI Scripting with VBScript and Perl

    3. Server Classes

    4. Zone Classes

    5. Resource Record Classes

  15. Chapter 15 Troubleshooting DNS

    1. Is DNS Really Your Problem?

    2. Checking the Cache

    3. Using DNSLint

    4. Potential Problem List

    5. Interoperability Problems

    6. Problem Symptoms

  16. Chapter 16 Miscellaneous

    1. Using CNAME Records

    2. Wildcards

    3. A Limitation of MX Records

    4. DNS and Internet Firewalls

    5. Dial-up Connections

  1. Appendix A DNS Message Format and Resource Records

    1. Master File Format

    2. DNS Messages

    3. Resource Record Data

  2. Appendix B 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 Datafile 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

  3. Appendix C Top-Level Domains

  4. Colophon