DNS & Bind Cookbook

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 4
Lower half of page

It is referred to "tld.whois-server.net", but it should say "tld.whois-servers. net".

Anonymous    Apr 22, 2011
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Page 27
2nd paragraph and a few lines down

10 IN PTR host.foo.example. NOW READS: 1 IN PTR host.foo.example.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2004
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Page 32
1st line

"If the name server at 10.0.0.1 were to crash,", NOW READS: "If the web server . . . ."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2004
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Page 41
Lines 1-10

Why bother to reduce the TTL of the old PTR record? It is not necessary to change the old PTR record when moving a host. It is a good idea to clean up afterwards, but there's no need to change the TTL really.

Anonymous   
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Page 42
next to last paragraph, 2nd line

"So iif you leave out explicit records for" NOW READS: "So if you leave out explicit records for"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2004
Printed
Page 48
2nd paragraph

"This chapter shows how to put those configuration statements and substatements together in sensible ways to produce useful results, like by differentiating the responses a name server gives out based on the querier's IP address (Recipe 3.17)." NOW READS: "...produce useful results, like differentiating the responses a name server gives..." (remove the "by")

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2004
Printed
Page 62
in the See Also section

Recipes Section 3.20 and Section 3.21, for information on how to send dynamic updates using nsupdate; NOW READS: Recipes Section 5.20 and Section 5.21, for information on how to send dynamic updates using nsupdate;

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2004
Printed
Page 97
Bottom line

According to the text in the book you can use "rndc exec" to restart the nameserver. As far as I know, the "exec"-command is for BIND8 only, so it should probably be "ndc exec" instead of using the BIND9-only "rndc" command.

Anonymous    Apr 22, 2011
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Page 143
Lower half, command-listing

One of the commands to setup a chroot()-environment on FreeBSD is: mkdir -p dev etc/namedb var/run etc/namedb is the working directory I think that the last part ("etc/namedb is the working directory") should probably be a comment and not part of the command itself?

Anonymous   
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Page 178
7 lines from the bottom

the syntax for updates has changed. This code in the example: $update->push("update", rr_add("$host. 86400 A $addr")); should be replaced by this: $update->push(update => rr_add("$host. 86400 A $addr"));

Anonymous    Apr 22, 2011
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Page 207
index

entry for "Conrad, Lee" NOW READS "Conrad, Len"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2004
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Page 212
index

entry for "rchroot() environment" should be "chroot() environment"

Anonymous    Apr 22, 2011