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Conclusion

DNS and the BIND server both play essential rolls in today's Internet and in many private networks around the world, so it is beneficial for anyone using a computer or networked device to at least have a general understanding of how it all works. Few services effect so many systems and users of those systems as much as DNS, which is involved virtually every time someone accesses a network.

Here the the key points we covered:

The BIND DNS Server is very configurable and the DNS system is complex in it's details. Whether you see a future in Systems Administration or just want to know, the best way to understand BIND is to install a BIND Server on a test Linux server.

DNS for Rocket Scientists [4] is a great resource for everything DNS or BIND.

I hope you found this paper of value and that maybe it has peeked your interest enough to continue to learn more about this essential service.


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Pete Nesbitt 2012-04-24