Alternative DNS Servers
Choice and deployment, and optional SQL/LDAP back-ends

By Jan Piet Mens

Alternative DNS Servers
Paperback, 736 pages £12.95
Published: 1st February 2009
ISBN: 9780954452995
Format: 233mm x 177mm

Category: All Books, Computing

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.

After an apprenticeship at Nixdorf Computer AG, Jan-Piet Mens worked for five years as a trainer at a Nixdorf education centre in Wiesbaden, Germany, teaching courses to customers and employees.

Since 1988 he has been an independent consultant. He specializes in Internet technologies, especially e-mail systems, LDAP, DNS, Web, and Lotus Notes & Domino. For the past few years he has been consulting for a large European company, where he has designed and implemented a corporate DNS infrastructure as well as world-wide e-mail, and multi-continent LDAP services.

Jan-Piet is Dutch. He was born in Colombia, and lived in Spain for 11 years before moving to France and finally to Germany.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 736 pages
ISBN: 9780954452995
Format: 233mm x 177mm

BIC Code: UT, UY
BISAC Code:  COM000000, COM014000, COM043000, COM060000
Imprint: UIT Cambridge Ltd.

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