DNS and BIND Deep Dive

By Cara Nolte

This course works with BIND configurations, such as creating a caching name server, configuring zones and domains, and BIND server security.

3 hours
  • 29 Lessons
  • 5 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Welcome to the DNS and BIND Deep Dive. This course is intended for students who have a basic understanding of the Linux operating system and are comfortable with basic sysadmin tasks. These include moving around the file system structure, basic command-line utilities, and installing packages. Students should also have some basic configuration skills.

In this course, we will work with many BIND configurations, such as creating a caching name server, configuring zones and domains, and BIND server security.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Getting Started 3:27

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Course Introduction

    1:16

    About the Training Architect

    0:52
  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Introduction to DNS and BIND 10:06

    DNS Types Overview

    2:49

    DNS Concepts - Terms and Definitions

    3:01

    Zones and Domains

    4:16
  • Chapter 3 7 Lessons Basic DNS Server Configuration 26:02

    DNS Configuration

    4:11

    Configure a Caching Name Server

    4:45

    Named Service and RNDC Keys

    5:56

    RNDC Configuration

    4:35

    Using the dig Command

    6:35

    DNS and BIND: Create a Caching Name Server

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    DNS and BIND: Working with RNDC Keys

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 7 Lessons Working with DNS Zones 25:28

    Configuring for Zones

    5:37

    Zone Files and Record Types - Start of Authority

    2:37

    Zone Files and Record Types - Common Record Types

    2:11

    Creating Forward Zone Files

    7:38

    Creating Reverse Zone Files

    4:45

    Zone File Validity Checking

    2:40

    DNS and BIND: Create a Forward Zone File

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 3 Lessons Advanced DNS Configuration 16:18

    Configuring Multiple Domains

    6:33

    DNS Master and Replication Slave

    9:45

    DNS and BIND: Configuring Multiple Domains

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 5 Lessons Securing a DNS Server 18:05

    Split DNS Configuration for Security

    4:46

    Running BIND in a Chroot Jail

    4:49

    DNS Security Tools - Keys and Signing a Zone File

    5:30

    DANE and TLSA Records

    3:00

    DNS and BIND - DNS Querying with BIND Utilities

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 1 Lesson Final Steps 1:06

    What's Next?

    1:06

What you will need

  • For students interested in the DNS and BIND Deep Dive course, it is important to understand what skills/knowledge base you should have before starting this course. This course is intended for students who are familiar with Linux and are comfortable running system commands, navigating the file system structure, editing text files, and general configuration skills. If you do not have previous experience, we recommend that you take the following courses beforehand: - Learn Linux by Doing - LPI Linux Essentials If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in our student community.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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