Configuring DNS

Configuring DNS

In This Chapter

  • Introduction to DNS

  • Downloading and Installing the BIND Packages

  • Starting BIND

  • The/etc/resolv.confFile

  • Configuring a Caching Name Server

  • Important File Locations

  • Configuring a Regular Name Server

  • Troubleshooting BIND

  • Migrating Your Web Site In-House

  • DHCP Considerations for DNS

  • Simple DNS Security

  • Conclusion

Domain Name System (DNS) converts the name of a Web site ( to an IP address ( This step is important, because the IP address of a Web site's server, not the Web site's name, is used in routing traffic over the Internet. This chapter will explain how to configure your own DNS server to help guide Web surfers to your site.

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