October 28, 2002
Recipes for Naming Service Success: O'Reilly Releases "DNS & BIND Cookbook"
Sebastopol, CA--DNS and BIND are not particularly sexy subjects. But if
you know what DNS and BIND are, the odds are you "need" to master them.
Since 1992, network administrators have turned to several editions of
Cricket Liu's book DNS & BIND, a book called the "bible" of DNS and
BIND, and "one of the best technical books ever."
This fall, Liu has taken the topic of DNS and BIND another step with a
new book: the "DNS & BIND Cookbook" (O'Reilly, US $34.95).
"As the Internet expands and evolves into a richer environment, the
naming service becomes even more critical. A robust, scalable naming
service is part of what makes it possible to build sophisticated
applications that use the Internet as a platform," explains Liu.
The "DNS & BIND Cookbook" presents solutions to the many problems faced
by network administrators responsible for a name server. Following
O'Reilly's popular problem-and-solution cookbook format, this title is
an indispensable companion to "DNS & BIND, 4th Edition," the definitive
guide to the critical task of name server administration.
The "DNS & BIND Cookbook" contains dozens of code recipes showing
solutions to everyday problems, ranging from simple questions, like,
"How do I get BIND?" to more advanced topics like providing name
service for IPv6 addresses. It's full of BIND configuration files that
you can adapt to your sites requirements.
With the wide range of recipes in this book, you'll be able to:
- Check whether a name is registered
- Register your domain name and name servers
- Create zone files for your domains
- Protect your name server from abuse
- Set up back-up mail servers and virtual email addresses
- Delegate subdomains and check delegation
- Use incremental transfer
- Secure zone transfers
- Restrict which queries a server will answer
- Upgrade to BIND 9 from earlier version
- Perform logging and troubleshooting
- Use IPv6
- and more
These recipes encompass all the day-to-day tasks you're faced with when
managing a name server, and many other tasks you'll face as your site
grows. Written by Cricket Liu, a noted authority on DNS, and the author
of the bestselling "DNS & BIND" and "DNS on Windows 2000," the "DNS &
BIND Cookbook" belongs in every system or network administrator's
DNS & BIND Cookbook
By Cricket Liu
0-596-00410-9, Order Number: 4109
240 pages, $34.95 US $54.95 CA
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