The Basics of DNSSEC (8 tags)
The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the building blocks of the modern Internet. It's showing its age, though; it comes from a time when trust was the default. Now it's time to move to more secure approaches. David Gordon and Ibrahim Haddad provide a technical tutorial on DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC), a technique for securing DNS.
Automating Windows (DNS) with Perl (7 tags)
Perl is a fantastic tool for system administrators -- even on Windows. Though the shiny GUI is astonishingly useless (or at least too mouse-friendly) for all but the simplest changes, there's plenty to automate under the shell. Thomas Herchenroeder explains how he wrapped dnscmd with Perl to make changes easily.
Implementing BIND on Mac OS X (2 tags)
The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) distribution is a suite of Unix utilities that works with the Domain Name System. The
dig utilities are a part of the BIND distribution, but the
named DNS server is what people most often refer to as BIND. The DNS server portion is what we will be focusing on in this article.
Managing Bulk DNS Zones with Perl (2 tags)
Chris Josephes describes the challenges to system administrators in maintaining forward and reverse DNS records, and how a clever sysadmin can use Perl to automate this often tedious task.