Finding More Information About DNS and BIND

1.2.1 Problem

You can't find information you need about the Domain Name System or BIND in this book.

1.2.2 Solution

For much more complete coverage of DNS theory and a step-by-step approach to setting up BIND name servers, pick up a copy of DNS and BIND, this book's close cousin.

For BIND configuration or operational problems, search the archives of one of the newsgroups or mailing lists on BIND:

  • For BIND 4 or 8, Google's archive of the newsgroup comp.protocols.dns.bind, at
  • The archive of bind-users, the mailing list equivalent of comp.protocols.dns.bind, at
  • And for BIND 9, the archive of the bind9-users mailing list is located at

For information on the Domain Name System, you should look for relevant RFCs at or you can search Google's archive of the newsgroup comp.protocols.std.dns, which is located at You might also check the BIND section of the Internet Software Consortium's web site, at

1.2.3 Discussion

This list is far from comprehensive; there's lots of information about DNS and BIND available on the Internet. If you don't find what you're looking for at one of the places mentioned here, use a good search engine to track down what you're looking for.

1.2.4 See Also

"Handy Mailing Lists and Usenet Newsgroups" in Chapter 3 of DNS and BIND.

Getting Started

Zone Data

BIND Name Server Configuration

Electronic Mail

BIND Name Server Operations

Delegation and Registration


Interoperability and Upgrading

Resolvers and Programming

Logging and Troubleshooting


DNS & BIND Cookbook
DNS & BIND Cookbook
ISBN: 0596004109
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 220
Authors: Cricket Liu © 2008-2020.
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