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Holding the Internet Together With BIND


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DNS can easily be described as the Rodney Dangerfield of the Internet; it doesn't get any respect! The DNS is so key that without it, the Internet would likely come to a screeching and moaning halt. Yet few people know how it works and how it functions.

DNS can easily be described as the Rodney Dangerfield of the Internet; it doesn't get any respect! The DNS is so key that without it, the Internet would likely come to a screeching and moaning halt. Yet few people know how it works and how it functions.

By far, the most heavily used DNS server on the Internet is the Berkley Internet Name Domain system (BIND). BIND is open source and available from the Internet Software Consortium for free. It is the most simple of DNS Servers, yet the most robust, and the most widely used on all the net.

This article was originally published on Mar 8, 2001
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