Alternative DNS Servers

Alternative DNS Servers Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends

Paperback (01 Feb 2009) | English

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This book examines many of the best DNS servers available. The book covers each server's benefits and disadvantages, as well as how to configure and deploy it, and integrate it into your network infrastructure. It describes scenarios where each server is particularly useful, so you can choose the most suitable server for your site.

The book also explains how DNS data can be stored in LDAP directories and SQL databases. This lets you build robust DNS systems that can be automated, and can be managed by multiple, distributed, system managers. There is an extensive tutorial on using LDAP with DNS.

Other important topics covered include: performance, security issues, integration with DHCP, DNSSEC, internalisation, and specialised DNS servers designed for some unusual purposes.

About the Publisher

UIT Cambridge

UIT Cambridge

UIT was founded by Niall Mansfield in 1992 and incorporated in January 1993. Originally the company provided consultancy in computer networking and the Internet. Niall Mansfield had written several computer books for Addison-Wesley, and in 2003 Philip Hazel of Cambridge University, who occasionaly worked freelance for UIT, wanted to publish a new edition of the book about his Exim email software, that we had used in many large projects. That was the first book we published. Subsequently the company moved out of computer consulting, and is now devoted entirely to publishing. (Our origins are apparent because specialist computer books are still part of our focus.) Since 2008 we extended our remit, and our main focus now is publishing books on important and difficult issues, making them understandable to the layman. The first of these titles was the very successful Sustainable Energy - without the hot air ® by Professor David JC MacKay.

Book information

ISBN: 9780954452995
Publisher: UIT Cambridge
Imprint: UIT Cambridge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 004.36
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 695
Weight: 1200g
Height: 233mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 33mm