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Take Control of OS X Server by Charles Edge

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DNS Service

Now that you’ve configured your server and set up Open Directory, we can move on to configuring other services. The first we’ll look at is DNS, or Domain Name System, which is a system for naming computers, resources, and services. If you’ve been following along in this book, you’ve already turned on the DNS service to enable Open Directory. Now it’s time to improve and extend your DNS configuration.

Although DNS configuration beyond what you already did in Turn On DNS isn’t absolutely necessary, a little additional configuration can provide improved performance due to cached domain-name lookups and allow your client Macs to use names rather than IP addresses to refer to the server and its services. For example, your users will have ...

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