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DNS on Windows Server 2003
By Robbie Allen, Matt Larson, Cricket Liu
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 2003
ISBN: 0-596-00562-8
Pages: 416

      What's New in This Edition
      Obtaining the Example Programs
      Viewing Microsoft Knowledge Base Articles
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Using Code Examples
      How to Contact Us
      Chapter 1.  Background
      Section 1.1.  A (Very) Brief History of the Internet
      Section 1.2.  On the Internet and Internets
      Section 1.3.  The Domain Name System in a Nutshell
      Section 1.4.  The History of the Microsoft DNS Server
      Section 1.5.  Must I Use DNS?
      Chapter 2.  How Does DNS Work?
      Section 2.1.  The Domain Namespace
      Section 2.2.  The Internet Domain Namespace
      Section 2.3.  Delegation
      Section 2.4.  Name Servers and Zones
      Section 2.5.  Resolvers
      Section 2.6.  Resolution
      Section 2.7.  Caching
      Chapter 3.  Where Do I Start?
      Section 3.1.  Which Name Server?
      Section 3.2.  Choosing a Domain Name
      Chapter 4.  Setting Up the Microsoft DNS Server
      Section 4.1.  Our Zone
      Section 4.2.  Installing the Microsoft DNS Server
      Section 4.3.  The DNS Console
      Section 4.4.  Setting Up DNS Data
      Section 4.5.  Running a Primary Master Name Server
      Section 4.6.  Running a Secondary Name Server
      Section 4.7.  Adding More Zones
      Section 4.8.  DNS Properties
      Section 4.9.  What Next?
      Chapter 5.  DNS and Electronic Mail
      Section 5.1.  MX Records
      Section 5.2.  Adding MX Records with the DNS Console
      Section 5.3.  What's a Mail Exchanger, Again?
      Section 5.4.  The MX Algorithm
      Section 5.5.  DNS and Exchange
      Chapter 6.  Configuring Hosts
      Section 6.1.  The Resolver
      Section 6.2.  Resolver Configuration
      Section 6.3.  Advanced Resolver Features
      Section 6.4.  Other Windows Resolvers
      Section 6.5.  Sample Resolver Configurations
      Chapter 7.  Maintaining the Microsoft DNS Server
      Section 7.1.  What About Signals?
      Section 7.2.  Logging
      Section 7.3.  Updating Zone Data
      Section 7.4.  Zone Datafile Controls
      Section 7.5.  Aging and Scavenging
      Chapter 8.  Integrating with Active Directory
      Section 8.1.  Active Directory Domains
      Section 8.2.  Storing Zones in Active Directory
      Section 8.3.  DNS as a Service Location Broker
      Chapter 9.  Growing Your Domain
      Section 9.1.  How Many Name Servers?
      Section 9.2.  Adding More Name Servers
      Section 9.3.  Registering Name Servers
      Section 9.4.  Changing TTLs
      Section 9.5.  Planning for Disasters
      Section 9.6.  Coping with Disaster
      Chapter 10.  Parenting
      Section 10.1.  When to Become a Parent
      Section 10.2.  How Many Children?
      Section 10.3.  What to Name Your Children
      Section 10.4.  How to Become a Parent: Creating Subdomains
      Section 10.5.  Subdomains of Domains
      Section 10.6.  Good Parenting
      Section 10.7.  Managing the Transition to Subdomains
      Section 10.8.  The Life of a Parent
      Chapter 11.  Advanced Features and Security
      Section 11.1.  New Ways to Make Changes
      Section 11.2.  WINS Linkage
      Section 11.3.  Building Up a Large, Sitewide Cache with Forwarders
      Section 11.4.  Load Sharing Between Mirrored Servers
      Section 11.5.  The ABCs of IPv6 Addressing
      Section 11.6.  Securing Your Name Server
      Chapter 12.  nslookup and dig
      Section 12.1.  Is nslookup a Good Tool?
      Section 12.2.  Interactive Versus Noninteractive
      Section 12.3.  Option Settings
      Section 12.4.  Avoiding the Search List
      Section 12.5.  Common Tasks
      Section 12.6.  Less Common Tasks
      Section 12.7.  Troubleshooting nslookup Problems
      Section 12.8.  Best of the Net
      Section 12.9.  Using dig
      Chapter 13.  Managing DNS from the Command Line
      Section 13.1.  Installing the DNS Server
      Section 13.2.  Stopping and Starting the DNS Server Service
      Section 13.3.  Managing the DNS Server Configuration
      Section 13.4.  An Installation and Configuration Batch Script
      Section 13.5.  Other Command-Line Utilities
      Chapter 14.  Managing DNS Programmatically
      Section 14.1.  WMI and the DNS Provider
      Section 14.2.  WMI Scripting with VBScript and Perl
      Section 14.3.  Server Classes
      Section 14.4.  Zone Classes
      Section 14.5.  Resource Record Classes
      Chapter 15.  Troubleshooting DNS
      Section 15.1.  Is DNS Really Your Problem?
      Section 15.2.  Checking the Cache
      Section 15.3.  Using DNSLint
      Section 15.4.  Potential Problem List
      Section 15.5.  Interoperability Problems
      Section 15.6.  Problem Symptoms
      Chapter 16.  Miscellaneous
      Section 16.1.  Using CNAME Records
      Section 16.2.  Wildcards
      Section 16.3.  A Limitation of MX Records
      Section 16.4.  DNS and Internet Firewalls
      Section 16.5.  Dial-up Connections
      Appendix A.  DNS Message Format and Resource Records
      Section A.1.  Master File Format
      Section A.2.  DNS Messages
      Section A.3.  Resource Record Data
      Appendix B.  Converting from BIND to the Microsoft DNS Server
      Section B.1.  Step 1: Change the DNS Server Startup Method to File
      Section B.2.  Step 2: Stop the Microsoft DNS Server
      Section B.3.  Step 3: Change the Zone Datafile Naming Convention
      Section B.4.  Step 4: Copy the Files
      Section B.5.  Step 5: Get a New Root Name Server Cache File
      Section B.6.  Step 6: Restart the DNS Server
      Section B.7.  Step 7: Change the DNS Server Startup Method to Registry
      Appendix C.  Top-Level Domains
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