DNS and BIND

Errata for DNS and BIND

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xvii
1st paragraph of "Obtaining the Example Programs" section

The first ftp link is broken. The second ftp link lacks the filename to fetch.

Note from the Author or Editor:
The ftp.uu.net URL should be deleted. The second URL should be changed to "ftp://ftp.oreilly.com/published/oreilly/dns5/dns.5ed.tar.Z" And the filename in the two zcat commands should be changed from "dns.tar.Z" to "dns.5ed.tar.Z".

Anonymous   
Printed
Page xiii
First bullet point under 'What's New...'

Coverage of SPF is incorrectly referenced to Chapter 6. Actually, it's in Chapter 5.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2007
Printed
Page xiii
First bullet point under 'What's New...'

Coverage of SPF is incorrectly referenced to Chapter 6. Actually, it's in Chapter 5.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2007
Printed
Page 68
Under Appending Domain Names

Under Appending Domain Names there starts a line where

Aaron P. Wallace  Jul 20, 2009 
Printed, Safari Books Online
Page 106
1st paragraph

"This configuration is called a DNS client in the BIND Operations Guide." This document seems to be no longer available (google search). I believe that the proper document is the "ARM" found in the source distribution (Bind 9.7.3-P1 for example) at /doc/arm/Bv9ARM.pdf Please respond via e-mail to mikek@winternet.com (The same error is noted in the 4th edition print version.)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correct, the BOG is no longer available and the reference needs to be updated. However, the ARM isn't the proper document, because it doesn't introduce the term "DNS client." I'll address this in the next edition.

Michael Kramer  Jun 24, 2011 
Printed
Page 277
the last 2 lines from the bottom:

In the page 277, the last 2 lines from the bottom: rir-1 IN A6 0 2001:db80::2 rir-2 IN A6 0 2001:db80::6 I think the lines should be: rir-1 IN A6 0 2001:db80:2000:: rir-2 IN A6 0 2001:db80:6000::

Anonymous  Feb 21, 2013 
Printed
Page 325
middle/bottom of diagram

Figure 11-7 depicts a white-colored key with the subtitle: "decrypt with pubic key" This should be: "decrypt with public key"

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 325
middle/bottom of diagram

Figure 11-7 depicts a white-colored key with the subtitle: "decrypt with pubic key" This should be: "decrypt with public key"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 337
beginning of "Signing your zone" subsection

The two invocations of "cat" are incorrect: # cat "$INCLUDE ..." >> db.movie.edu They should use the "echo" command and single quotes: # echo '$INCLUDE ...' >> db.movie.edu

Anonymous  Sep 08, 2008  Jul 01, 2009
Printed
Page 368
end of 2nd paragraph

PTR record for 192.249.249.3 is listed as: 3.49.249.192.in-addr.arpa it should be: 3.249.249.192.in-addr.arp

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2007
Printed
Page 368
end of 2nd paragraph

PTR record for 192.249.249.3 is listed as: 3.49.249.192.in-addr.arpa it should be: 3.249.249.192.in-addr.arp

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2007
Printed
Page 502
First sentence under "The NAPTR Record" heading

It says: Now that we're Should be Now that we've ("we are" contraction should be "we have" contraction).

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 502
First sentence under "The NAPTR Record" heading

Now that we're now reads: Now that we've ("we are" contraction should be "we have" contraction). 529: Changed "SRV type code: 35" to "NAPTR type code: 35"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2008
Other Digital Version
502
First sentence under "The NAPTR Record" heading

Now that we're now reads: Now that we've ("we are" contraction should be "we have" contraction). 529: Changed "SRV type code: 35" to "NAPTR type code: 35"

Anonymous    Aug 01, 2008