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D. BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 3https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5485-1_4

4. Name Services

David Both1 
Raleigh, NC, USA


In this chapter, you will learn:
  • To describe the structure and function of Domain Name Services (DNS)

  • How to test name services (DNS)

  • About the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND)

  • How to use the client configuration files

  • How to set up a caching name server

  • How to configure the iptables firewall for DNS services

  • How to create a primary1 name server from a caching name server including both forward and reverse zones

  • How to use several types of records commonly found in zone files

Introducing Domain Name Services

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