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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 2. Providing DNS Records

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical service. It is so critical in fact that OS X Server sets up its own DNS service if one is not provided for it in certain circumstances. Without a properly working DNS, problems will occur with certain services, and as a result, it is important to understand what DNS is and how to manage it for OS X and other computers.

Although there are many aspects of DNS, this lesson concentrates on what is needed to make OS X work properly.

Reference 2.1 What Is DNS?

In its basic form, DNS is the system that helps identify computers, servers, and other devices on a network via an Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) number ...

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