Chapter 16. Hostname Resolution with BIND


Every computer on a network, whether it be a public-facing system on the Internet or one only accessible from an internal network, has a series of numbers called an IP address that identifies it to all other systems on the network. Each computer on the network must have a unique IP address.

To make it easier to remember and identify systems, each IP address can be resolved to a hostname such as, which must also be unique per network. IP addresses can be translated, or resolved, to hostnames, and vice versa, via the Internet Domain Name System, or DNS ...

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