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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

4.3 Name Server Implementation in BIND

The format of individual records in DNS databases was established by the BIND system. Name servers appeared later, but the original DNS database format remained unchanged. Windows 2000 also uses this format. (Of course, if Windows 2000 stores primary text database files into the Active Directory, everything is transformed into the standard format of Active Directory.)

First, let us examine version 4 of the BIND system, which should not be ignored.

4.3.1 named Program in BIND Version 4 System

The name server of the BIND system is implemented by the named program. We are now going to focus on version 4, which is easy to understand and forms the basis of the succeeding versions. The configuration of this version is very simple. It is also recommended for administrators of Windows 2000 networks to familiarize themselves with this version because the name server implemented in Windows 2000 server can be operated not only by using Windows, but also by editing...