Nicolai Langfeldt (dns-howto(at)langfeldt.net), Jamie Nor
rish and others
1.1 Legal stuff
1.2 Credits and request for help.
1.4 Updated versions
3.1 Starting named
5.1 But first some dry theory
5.2 Our own domain
5.3 The reverse zone
5.4 Words of caution
5.5 Why reverse lookups don't work.
6.1 Restricting zone transfers
6.2 Protecting against spoofing
6.3 Running named as non-root
7.1 /etc/named.conf (or /var/named/named.conf)
9. Migrating to BIND 9
10. Questions and Answers
11. How to become a bigger time DNS admin.
(C)opyright 1995-2001 Nicolai Langfeldt, Jamie Norrish & Co. Do not
modify without amending copyright, distribute freely but retain
I want to thank all the people that I have bothered with reading this
HOWTO (you know who you are) and all the readers that have e-mailed
suggestions and notes.
please send comments and/or questions or money to
janl(at)langfeldt.net. Or buy my DNS book (it's titled "The Concise
Guide to DNS and BIND, the bibliography has ISBNs). If you send e-
mail and want an answer please show the simple courtesy of making sure
that the return address is correct and working. Also, please read the
``qanda'' section before mailing me. Another thing, I can only
understand Norwegian and English.
This is a HOWTO. I have maintained it as part of the LDP since 1995.
I have, during 2000, written a book on the same subject. I want to
say that, though this HOWTO is in many ways much like the book it is
not a watered down version concocted to market the book. The readers
of this HOWTO have helped me understand what is difficult to
understand about DNS. This has helped the book, but the book has also
helped me to think more about what this HOWTO needs. The HOWTO begot
the book. The book begot version 3 of this HOWTO. My thanks to the
book publisher, Que, that took a chance on me :-)
You should be able to find updated versions of this HOWTO both at
<http://langfeldt.net/DNS-HOWTO/> and on <http://www.linuxdoc.org/>.
Go there if this document is dated more than 9 months ago.
DNS is the Domain Name System. DNS converts machine names to the IP
addresses that all machines on the net have. It translates (or "maps"
as the jargon would have it) from name to address and from address to
name, and some other things. This HOWTO documents how to define such
mappings using Unix system, with a few things specific to Linux.
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