J. S., Framestore CFC
B. M., London Internet Exchange
DNS training course contents
What is DNS?
Hostnames, Name resolution, host files, host file problems, What is DNS? The DNS namespace, TLDs, gTLDs, registering domains, Nameservers, how DNS works.
Hands on: Testing DNS servers on the Internet.
Ways to use DNS, dynamic and static configuration, multiple nameservers, domain name, searchlist, resolution issues, testing the configuration.
Hands on: Client configuration
DNS server software
Implementations, Microsoft, BIND, daemons and services, installation, starting and stopping servers.
Hands on: Setting up a DNS server
DNS zone files
What is a zone, Zone file overview, Forward zones, Reverse zones, Resource records, A records, PTR records, CNAME records, MX records, SRV records. Root hints, local zone file. BIND and Microsoft configuration.
Hands on: Server configuration files.
DNS and applications
MX records, Mail server load balancing, SPF, SRV records, VoIP and SRV, Microsoft and SRV, NAPTR.
Hands on: Testing records with dig and nslookup.
DNS slaves and other servers
DNS server types, Server resilience, Slaves, Zone transfers, SOA records, Serial numbers, recommendations, polling based zone transfers, NOTIFY, AD integration, DNS caching, Negative caching, TTL, Caching only servers.
Hands on: Masters, slaves and zone transfers.
The DNS protocol
The DNS stack, DNS port numbers, DNS queries, The DNS header, header section format, question format, other section format.
Hands on: Troubleshooting DNS with Wireshark
DHCP, DDNS, IXFR, WINS integration.
Root servers, root server selection, Authority, delegation, NS records, subdomain with and without delegation, reverse delegation.
Restricting queries, DNS and firewalls, Split DNS, forwarders, internal root servers, the use of proxy servers, DNSSEC, TSIG.
Hands on: Hardening a DNS server.
DNS and IPv6
What is IPv6, IPv6 addressing, IPv6 DNS issues, AAAA, IPv6 reverse delegation.
Problem solving, DNS troubleshooting, Zone file checking, Some common errors, Log files, tools, nslookup, dig, host, DNS design, performance, load balancing.
Hands on: Putting it all together.
Useful books, Internet sites, RFCs.
What is ENUM, How ENUM works, NAPTR.
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