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DNS and BIND by [Liu, Cricket, Albitz, Paul]
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The fifth edition covers BIND 9.3.2, the most recent release of the BIND 9 series, as well as BIND 8.4.7. BIND 9.3.2 contains further improvements in security and IPv6 support, and important new features such as internationalized domain names, ENUM (electronic numbering), and SPF (the Sender Policy Framework). Whether you're an administrator involved with DNS on a daily basis or a user who wants to be more informed about the Internet and how it works, you'll find that this book is essential reading.

About the Author

Cricket Liu graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, that great bastion of free speech, unencumbered Unix, and cheap pizza. He joined Hewlett-Packard after graduation and worked for HP for nine years.Cricket began managing the hp.com zone after the Loma Prieta earthquake forcibly transferred the zone's management from HP Labs to HP's Corporate Offices (by cracking a sprinkler main and flooding a Labs computer room). Cricket was hostmaster@hp.com for over three years, and then joined HP's Professional Services Organization to co-found HP's Internet Consulting Program.Cricket left HP in 1997 to form Acme Byte & Wire, a DNS consulting and training company, with his friend Matt Larson. Network Solutions acquired Acme in June 2000, and later the same day merged with VeriSign. Cricket worked for a year as Director of DNS Product Management for VeriSign Global Registry Services.Cricket joined Infoblox, a company that develops DNS and DHCP appliances, in March, 2003. He is currently their Vice President of Architecture.Cricket, his wife, Paige, their son, Walt, and daughter, Greta, live in California with their two Siberian Huskies, Annie and Dakota.

Paul Albitz is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, and a Master of Science degree from Purdue University.Paul worked on BIND for the HP-UX 7.0 and 8.0 releases. During this time he developed the tools used to run the hp.com domain. Since then Paul has worked on various HP products during his 19 year career: HP JetDirect software, HP OfficeJet fax firmware, HPPhoto web site, and HP Photosmart Premier software.Paul and his wife Katherine live in San Diego California with their two cats, Gracie and Tiffany.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2177 KB
  • Print Length: 642 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 5 edition (26 May 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0026OR2QS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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I bought this book in order to understand and sort out the problems with the DNS setup of a large customer running multiple Unix systems. While it was a one-off purchase for a single job rather than part of any ongoing task I feel it was money very well spent. Whilst readable it is clearly a solid technical textbook aimed at people who do this for a living rather than a popular guide. For someone who just wants to learn about how the Internet works out of curiosity it would be pointless to buy this book. Ideally you need a fair knowledge of such things as Unix and TCP/IP to get the best out of this book, but if like me you do this to pay the mortgage and put food in front of the children, then this book is a must have for the low down on BIND and DNS.
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Many people refer to this book as the DNS bible, it takes you right from the very beginning building up your knowledge of DNS and continues to give all the information you need to get a bind server running. Of course there couldn't be a better pair of authors to write this book, as of course you will discover they are responsible (with the ISC) for maintaining bind. I would recommend this to anyone working with or setting up DNS servers on any flavour of UNIX.
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Bought nearly 10 years ago at a time when I wanted a hard copy of several manuals and server guides, I now favour online and digital resources which are easier to search. No issues with the book for anyone wanting a "real" book.
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Sliding into the role of systems administrator for a non-profit organisation my heart sank at the prospect of 'just one more piece of technology' - namely the DNS aspect of single login and reliably sending out newsletter emails and thus setting up Kerberos, LDAP and DKIM resource records - that needed to be understood, rather than remaining blind and following (some excellent) recipes on howtoforge, for examlple. However, after taking in the first part of this well-presented material, I was surprised to find that I was now interested in the subject and gaining the necessary cognitive model to confidently tackle this part of the systems admin puzzle.
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The definitive guide to DNS. A must have for anyone who deals with DNS. The author does a great job of making the subject more accessible. DNS is at the heart of the internet and this text should be considered essential reading for anyone who wants a more detailed understanding of one of the webs key protocols.
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By A Customer on 21 Mar. 2000
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Remember DNS is pretty dry, especially if you just learning it from a book. That said, this book is pretty much the std one to go for if you want to learn about DNS. It is clear and concise whilst still covering topics in a detail level that will suit 99% of DNS admins.
If you're looking for a book on DNS that will help you from starting out to becoming "Mr. Classless in.addr.arpa" buy it.
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You can set up DNS by following instructions found on The Internet, but if anything goes wrong you could spend considerable time looking for relevant information to fix it, and even more time making sense of the, sometimes conflicting, advice/explanations.

I am still reading this book (currently finishing chapter 4), but I have found it full of well structured information that puts DSN and BIND into context so the rather brief explanations of setting up a DNS server that I have read elsewhere now make much more sense. By the end of chapter 4 I should be able to get my server set up and accessible from The Internet, if required, and be confident that it will do what I expect. Later chapters provide information about other configurations, troubleshooting, expanding the network, security etc.
For a technical reference, I am finding this book to be easy to read.

If you are intending to have your own server on The Internet then I would classify this book as essential.
If you just want to get DNS working correctly within your own organisation or personal small network this book should simplify life considerably.
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By A Customer on 22 Jan. 2000
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Although some examples can be a little unlikely, this book manages to be the best resource for DNS reference. When we have a problem, this book is where I look over and above *any* online resource. You will not be sorry you bought this.
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