DNS and Bind
Here's a complete guide to the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) and the Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) software, the UNIX implementation of DNS. DNS is the system that translates hostnames into Internet addresses. Until BIND was developed, name translation was based on a "host table"--if you were on the Internet, you got a table that listed all the systems connect...more
Paperback, 418 pages
Published October 8th 1992 by O'Reilly Media
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Although much of this book was not immediately applicable for me, I needed the background to help me understand how the name serving on the Internet works. This is one of the most helpful , clear and even entertaining Oreilly books I have read. If you have to read technical books, at least they should not be more dry than necessary. This one delivers. I cannot believe I am such a nerd. I really loved the chapter on parenting. I almost forgot I was reading a technical book.