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Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 9Configuring NetworkInfrastructure ServicesUsing DNS, DHCP, and NTP

Linux servers are often used to configure services that help make networking happen. These include DNS for name resolution, DHCP for IP address configuration, and NTP for time services. In this chapter, you'll read how to configure them. You'll also read how to enable some common Linux services using xinetd.

Configuring DNS

As you would expect, IP (Internet protocol) is used for all communications on the Internet. This protocol specifies unique IP addresses that computers use to talk to one another. To contact a computer, you just need to know its IP address. One of the most important reasons why DNS (domain name system) was developed is because computers work better ...

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