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DNS in Action

By : CP Books a.s.
Book Image

DNS in Action

By: CP Books a.s.

Overview of this book

The Domain Name System is one of the foundations of the internet. It is the system that allows the translation of human-readable domain names into machines-readable IP addresses and the reverse translation of IP addresses into domain names. This book describes the basic DNS protocol and its extensions; DNS delegation and registration, including for reverse domains; using DNS servers in networks that are not connected to the internet; and using DNS servers on firewall machines. Many detailed examples are used throughout the book to show perform various configuration and administration tasks.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
DNS in Action
About the Authors
Country Codes and RIRs

Chapter 4. Name Server Implementation

As of now, you should have all the information about the DNS system, its functionality, and the DNS protocol. Let’s see how to implement a DNS system and try to set up your own DNS server. Nowadays there are several versions of DNS implementation. The oldest DNS implementation is BIND version 4. This implementation is very simple so we will describe basic principles on it.