September 8, 1998
Third Edition of the "de facto bible" of DNS and BIND released
SEBASTOPOL, CA-If you're using the Internet, you're already
using DNS-even if you don't know it. The just-released third
edition of O'Reilly's DNS
and BIND discusses one of the Internet's
fundamental building blocks: the distributed host information database
that's responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to
its proper destination, and many other services.
This new, third edition covers BIND 4.9, on which most commercial
products are currently based, and BIND 8, which implements many
important new features and will be the basis for the next generation of
commercial name servers. It also covers topics like DNS security (greatly
improved with BIND 8.1), asynchronous notification of changes to a zone,
dynamic updates, and programming with Perl's Net:DNS module.
About the Authors
Paul Albitz is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard. Paul worked on
BIND for the HP-UX 7.0 and 8.0 releases. During this time Paul developed
the tools used to run the p.com domain. As system administrator in the CS
Department of Purdue University, Paul ran versions of BIND before BIND's
initial release with 4.3 BSD. Paul and his wife Katherine live in San Diego, CA.
Cricket Liu matriculated at the University of
California's Berkeley campus,
that great bastion of free speech, unencumbered UNIX and cheap pizza.
He went to work for Hewlett-Packard after graduation and stayed at HP
for nine years. Cricket currently runs his own DNS consulting and training
company, Acme Byte & Wire, with his friend Matt Larson. Cricket, his wife,
Paige, and their son, Walt, live in Colorado.
DNS and BIND, 3rd
By Paul Albitz & Cricket Liu
3rd Edition September 1998
520 pages (est.), 1-56592-512-2, $32.95 (est.)
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