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DNS and BIND tells you everything you need to work with one of the Internet's fundamental building blocks: the distributed host information database that's responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its proper destination, and even listing phone numbers with the new ENUM standard. This book brings you up-to-date with the latest changes in this crucia ...more
Paperback, 5th Edition, 642 pages
Published June 2nd 2006 by O'Reilly Media (first published December 1996)
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Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitely the go-to text for all things DNS. Even though the majority of this manual focuses largely on setting up DNS through BIND, it is the most comprehensive guide to learning, setting up, and managing DNS, regardless of which DNS server the reader is accustomed to.

Reading this text cover-to-cover is an ordeal, and not recommended for most readers. Instead, this should be used as a reference manual that can be returned to as necessary. Read the introduction for pointers on which chapters ar
Martin Lebel
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sysadmin
Own every edition since 1998. Kick started my understanding on how Internet works when I started my first year in IT
Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A great book for an engineer, who wants to know how DNS works.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really detailed and gives lots of information. I was skimming it through and was easy to get and understand main ideas and principles.
Alex Le
Jan 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the fundamental book that ALL web developers should read. It increases my knowledge of why and how the internet works significantly. The concept of DNS is explained thoroughly and every easy to understand. Once you get the basic (witch is the first 100 pages or so), the rest of the book can be used to learn more about how Bind works and administrative works.

As a web developer, what I learned from the first part of the book about DNS is invaluable. I can understand the network and
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Critical for anyone working in desktop support, systems administration and systems engineering. It provides an introduction and gentle explanation of DNS and moves on to review common applications of DNS via Bind. I strongly recommend reading this for a general understanding and using the official Bind documentation as a reference for more detail.
Jun 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i've read (and reread) large portions of this book, but not the whole thing. i've used it to implement some novel uses of bind views with proper zone transfers. i'll definitely reach for it the next time i find my dns infrastructure wanting. ...more
Josh Readmore
Jan 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
DNS can at times be a perplexing beast. This is a very thick reference on the subject, and can help you learn about this surprisingly rich lore. This book is probably less helpful in a crisis - but who knows?
George Silva
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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great book. gives good understanding of the foundations on internet and some tcpip protocol.

not only that, teaches everything there is to know about bind in several versions. easy language and another great oreilly book.
Jack Repenning
Dec 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Great example of the best of the O'Reilly tech books. This is actually the most-used work on my bookshelf, though mostly for the table in the back telling what country controls the top-level domains (so I know where my spam is coming from ;-) ...more
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A great read.
I almost met Cricket Liu when I interviewed for a company where he was CTO... but in the end, I chose to stay in Vancouver a couple more years.
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cricket's speaks clearly about a sometimes obtuse topic. I completed this book but it's one of those books that you can read cover to cover and use as a reference. ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've lent out my dog-eared and beverage-stained copy (signed) like a bankers pen -- and I've bothered to retrieve it each time. how could I not recommend it? ...more
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Dec 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was the editor for this book, not the author. This is a classic, though. One of the best books I've ever worked on.

This edition is out of date. Get the 5th edition.
Daniel Yakiwchuk
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sysadmin
The definitive guide to BIND. Many different revisions of this book have called my sysadmin bookshelf home for years.
Jul 17, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computers
Tis book really gave me a broad understanding of how the web really works. It was cool to understand the historyf how DNS was developed.
Nov 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book is the gold standard and I think it could have been written by one of my colleagues, Tan. Yes, when a server had issues recently he rebuilt the DNS settings from scratch.
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