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A Practical Guide to Fedora™ and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® by Mark G. Sobell

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24. DNS/BIND: Tracking Domain Names and Addresses

Objectives

After reading this chapter you should be able to:

• Explain what DNS does, how it is structured, and why it is necessary

• Describe the purpose of a resolver, forward and reverse name resolution, and an FQDN

• Describe the differences between an iterative query and a recursive query

• Use dig to determine the IP address and mail server address for a domain

• Describe each ...

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