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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 BIND

    5. Must I Use DNS?

  2. Chapter 2 How Does DNS Work?

    1. The Domain Namespace

    2. The Internet Domain Namespace

    3. Delegation

    4. Nameservers and Zones

    5. Resolvers

    6. Resolution

    7. Caching

  3. Chapter 3 Where Do I Start?

    1. Getting BIND

    2. Choosing a Domain Name

  4. Chapter 4 Setting Up BIND

    1. Our Zone

    2. Setting Up Zone Data

    3. Setting Up a BIND Configuration File

    4. Abbreviations

    5. Hostname Checking

    6. Tools

    7. Running a Primary Nameserver

    8. Running a Slave Nameserver

    9. Adding More Zones

    10. What's Next?

  5. Chapter 5 DNS and Electronic Mail

    1. MX Records

    2. Movie.edu's Mail Server

    3. What's a Mail Exchanger, Again?

    4. The MX Algorithm

    5. DNS and Email Authentication

  6. Chapter 6 Configuring Hosts

    1. The Resolver

    2. Resolver Configuration

    3. Sample Resolver Configurations

    4. Minimizing Pain and Suffering

    5. Additional Configuration Files

    6. The Windows XP Resolver

  7. Chapter 7 Maintaining BIND

    1. Controlling the Nameserver

    2. Updating Zone Datafiles

    3. Organizing Your Files

    4. Changing System File Locations

    5. Logging

    6. Keeping Everything Running Smoothly

  8. Chapter 8 Growing Your Domain

    1. How Many Nameservers?

    2. Adding More Nameservers

    3. Registering Nameservers

    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

    1. Address Match Lists and ACLs

    2. DNS Dynamic Update

    3. DNS NOTIFY (Zone Change Notification)

    4. Incremental Zone Transfer (IXFR)

    5. Forwarding

    6. Views

    7. Round-Robin Load Distribution

    8. Nameserver Address Sorting

    9. Preferring Nameservers on Certain Networks

    10. A Nonrecursive Nameserver

    11. Avoiding a Bogus Nameserver

    12. System Tuning

    13. Compatibility

    14. The ABCs of IPv6 Addressing

    15. Addresses and Ports

  11. Chapter 11 Security

    1. TSIG

    2. Securing Your Nameserver

    3. DNS and Internet Firewalls

    4. The DNS Security Extensions

  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 Reading BIND Debugging Output

    1. Debugging Levels

    2. Turning On Debugging

    3. Reading Debugging Output

    4. The Resolver Search Algorithm and Negative Caching (BIND 8)

    5. The Resolver Search Algorithm and Negative Caching (BIND 9)

    6. Tools

  14. Chapter 14 Troubleshooting DNS and BIND

    1. Is NIS Really Your Problem?

    2. Troubleshooting Tools and Techniques

    3. Potential Problem List

    4. Transition Problems

    5. Interoperability and Version Problems

    6. TSIG Errors

    7. Problem Symptoms

  15. Chapter 15 Programming with the Resolver and Nameserver Library Routines

    1. Shell Script Programming with nslookup

    2. C Programming with the Resolver Library Routines

    3. Perl Programming with Net::DNS

  16. Chapter 16 Architecture

    1. External, Authoritative DNS Infrastructure

    2. Forwarder Infrastructure

    3. Internal DNS Infrastructure

    4. Operations

    5. Keeping Up with DNS and BIND

  17. Chapter 17 Miscellaneous

    1. Using CNAME Records

    2. Wildcards

    3. A Limitation of MX Records

    4. Dial-up Connections

    5. Network Names and Numbers

    6. Additional Resource Records

    7. ENUM

    8. Internationalized Domain Names

    9. DNS and WINS

    10. DNS, Windows, and Active Directory

  1. Appendix DNS Message Format and Resource Records

    1. Master File Format

    2. DNS Messages

    3. Resource Record Data

  2. Appendix BIND Compatibility Matrix

  3. Appendix Compiling and Installing BIND on Linux

    1. Instructions for BIND 8

    2. Instructions for BIND 9

  4. Appendix Top-Level Domains

  5. Appendix BIND Nameserver and Resolver Configuration

    1. BIND Nameserver Boot File Directives and Configuration File Statements

    2. BIND 8 Configuration File Statements

    3. BIND 9 Configuration File Statements

    4. BIND Resolver Statements

    5. BIND 9 Options Statement

  6. Colophon