Series: Expert's Voice in Open Source
Paperback: 692 pages
Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (February 23, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.6 x 9.5 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
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There is nothing to be found conncerning BIND 10 in this book.But, I still like this book due to its comprehensiveness.I use it as a source for reference.This could - by the way - also be done from this books' predecessor.Compared to this book several things have been changed, but in total it is only a revised version.I would have appreciated this book to follow a more didactical approach (e.g starting with a simple example and 'improving' it)To me it looks like a bunch of several technical terms collected altogether to have them in one single book.
The first third of the book is pretty well written and describes how the DNS system works on the internet. If the author would have left it at this point and just called the book "Pro DNS" all would be well. The problem in his book is when he gets to "Bind". First off (as a previous reviewer has stated) this book is NOT about Bind 10. In my case this wasn't a big deal, but it should be noted if that is of importance to you. My problem was with his example configuration files for Bind 9.7x. The author choose to jump around from file A, to file D, to File Q, then back to file D in a random hap-hazard method that is hard to follow. Even if you are able to follow his "logic" the example files are incorrect and inconsistent. I understand there are numerous ways to configure Bind, but please keep to one logical method and do not change up the methods throughout the book. Examples are when you are setting up zone transfers. In some cases he typed allow-transfer (none;);}; in other examples it is allow-transfer ("none";);}; and there is not mention as to why, or if it was a typo.Overall the book needs some tech review and should be named "Pro DNS and Bind 9.7".
BIND and the protocols/formats it supports are very complex. This book does a great job of describing how DNS works, how to create the files used by BIND, and how to run BIND. It can not possibly cover BIND 10 since BIND 10 was released several years after the book was written. However, it does a great job of describing the BIND 9.X versions which are currently very much in use. Hopefully the second edition will appear which actually covers BIND 10 since BIND 10 adds many new features.
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