Linux Domain Name Server (DNS)

By Cara Nolte

Prepare for the 207 section of the LPIC-2 202-450 exam by learning the basics of DNS, creating name server configurations, and more.

1 hour
  • 28 Lessons
  • 6 Hands-On Labs

About the course

This is a standalone course but is also a learning path in order to prepare you for the LPIC-2 202-450 exam. The material in this course will prepare you for the 207 section (Domain Name Server) of the LPIC-2 202-450 exam. We will review the basics of DNS and create multiple name server configurations (including a caching-only name server and an authoritative name server), as well as work with zones and zone files. We will also discuss DND security.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Introduction 3:20

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Course Introduction

    1:09

    About the Training Architect

    0:52
  • Chapter 2 7 Lessons 207.1 Basic DNS Server Configuration 23:16

    DNS Overview

    3:08

    DNS Fundamentals

    3:54

    Basic BIND Configuration

    5:17

    Working with RNDC Keys

    8:28

    Alternate Name Servers: PowerDNS, Dnsmasq, and Djbdns

    2:29

    DNS: Configure a Caching Only Name Server

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    DNS: Working with RNDC Keys

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 12 Lessons Create and Maintain DNS Zones (207.2) 50:34

    Zones and Domains Overview

    4:34

    The Start of Authority (SOA) Record

    3:20

    Other Common Record Types

    2:10

    Configuring for Zones

    3:43

    Create a Forward Zone File

    7:55

    Create a Reverse Zone File

    4:49

    Zone File Validity Checking

    3:47

    Master and Slave DNS Configuration

    10:42

    DNS Querying

    9:34

    DNS: Create a Forward Zone

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    DNS: Create a Reverse Zone File

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    DNS: DNS Querying

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 5 Lessons Securing a DNS Server (207.3) 20:38

    Create a chroot Jail

    6:56

    Split DNS Configuration

    5:23

    DNSSEC and Transaction Signatures

    5:16

    DANE TLSA Overview

    3:03

    DNS: Create a chroot Jail

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 1 Lesson Conclusion 1:06

    What's Next?

    1:06

What you will need

  • Working with DNS requires basic knowledge of the Linux operating system. Students should be familiar with basic commands, using a text editor, and moving around the file system structure. Students should also have basic configuration skills.

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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