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Windows Server® 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and Services by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 15. Domain Name System

Domain Name System (DNS) is a simple client/server protocol that provides name resolution, name registration (also known as DNS dynamic update), and zone transfers for the DNS namespace. This chapter describes the details of the DNS protocol and common DNS message exchanges between DNS clients and servers.

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This chapter assumes prior knowledge of the history and benefits of DNS, structure of the DNS namespace, DNS resource records (RRs), DNS server roles, the components of a DNS infrastructure (DNS client and DNS server), and the support, installation, and configuration ...

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