On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 8:13 PM, Kal Feher wrote:
> I would highly recommend the O'Reilly book "DNS and BIND" (latest edition
> ... 5th I think). Both beginning and advanced topics are in my opinion
> fairly accessible.
>
> It starts from the very beginning (how does dns work?), progresses to
> obtaining the domain name (where do I start?) and then moves into the first
> basic setup. Basic conventions for naming zone files are contained within
> the text (the "db" naming convention you refer to in earlier posts). So the
> grammar and phrasing that can make DNS unapproachable for some, is
> introduced and explained, making the subsequent tutorials more meaningful.
>
> At the risk of sounding like someone yelling RTFM, I would suggest reading
> at least the first 6 chapters. The book will remain invaluable as a
> reference well beyond those first few chapters.
>
> I recommend the book purely as a user of DNS.


Agreed. That's how I cut my teeth on DNS. It lacked a little bit in
a couple areas but overall, the definitive reference. I think I ended
up w/ some punctuation errors when I got my first DNS server up and
running (which a co-worker at the time spotted and helped me correct).
This is really the only book needed though.