This module explored DNS and used the nslookup program to explore the DNS database. Now that you have completed this module, you should be able to:
Explain the basic use of the
nslookup to read other types of Resource Records
nslookup to use a different name server and to list an entire zone
Describe the components of the BIND package
Define the elements of the name server configuration file
In this module, we used the following terms:
- BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Daemon) is the software that sets up a name server on a UNIX system.
- name server configuration file: The name server configuration file (/etc/named.boot) is a simple text file in which comment lines are indicated with a semicolon (;).
Each line of the file addresses some aspect of name server configuration.
- root cache file: A root cache file is one of the name server data files and is used to prime the name server with the addresses of the root servers.
Click the Quiz link below to take a multiple-choice quiz covering what you learned in this module.
Examining DNS Quiz