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Alternative DNS Servers
Alternative DNS Servers

Alternative DNS Servers

Choice and Deployment, and Optional SQL/LDAP Back-Ends


640 Pages, 9 1/2 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: December 2008

ISBN 9780954452995

Rights: US & CA

UIT Cambridge Ltd. (Dec 2008)

Price: $19.95


A comprehensive guide to choosing the right DNS server and using database or LDAP back-ends

Providing a complete survey of DNS (Domain Name System) servers, this reference outlines the most suitable types of servers for varying scenarios. Addressing performance and security issues, this resource describes in detail the ideal scenarios for each server. Additional topics discussed include how DNS information can be stored in LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directories or SQL databases as well as how to construct robust DNS systems.


"A valuable source of information for every PowerDNS administrator!" —Norbert Sendetzky, developer, LDAP and OpenDBX back-ends to PowerDNS

"The first book to describe NSD and Unbound in excellent detail." —NLnet Labs, developer, NSD and Unbound

"Jan-Piet has done a great job describing PowerDNS—I found a few features in this book even I didn't know about!" —Bert Hubert, principal developer, PowerDNS

"An informative, accurate guide for anyone interested in learning more about DNS." —Sam Trenholme, developer, MaraDNS

"Finally—a clear, in-depth, and accessible guide to using BIND-DLZ! A must read for anyone considering alternate DNS servers." —Rob Butler, BIND-DLZ project creator and developer

Author Biography

Jan-Piet Mens is an independent consultant specializing in internet technologies.