[Rack] request for information and/or instruction for Linux SysAdm class : DNS

Ben Kochie ben at nerp.net
Thu Dec 27 14:54:15 UTC 2012

I'd love to do a DNS talk when I get back from 29c3.  I could also see about getting a friend of mine to do a talk on practicals of dnssec.

jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

>    The problem I've had in trying to learn DNS 
>is the gap between concepts and practice. I've 
>hoped for a general rundown of DNS, but discovered 
>that there are different approaches with their 
>own solutions: authoritive, local (as on a 10. 
>LAN with lots of hosts and subnets), and others. 
>    Assume the two cases. 
>    Start with a DNS server for a LAN. What files 
>do we have to make? How to test that it works. 
>All we need is a DNS server host and two or three 
>other hosts on the same LAN, yes? 
>    Given success for that, now let's create a 
>DNS system that works for the internet. I can 
>provide alternate internet-accessible hosts so we 
>have three DNS servers that work together--the 
>only hold-up is to learn what files we create on 
>which machines and then test that things work 
>without blowing somebody's expectations to 
>    I'd love it if you can present the talk, 
>but I believe I have enough under my belt so I 
>could present after you teach me in whatever 
>time you have available (and I have lots of 
>available time thanks to my unemployed status). 
>On Wed, 2012-12-26 at 20:28 -0800, Jonathan Lassoff wrote:
>> I'm around the Bay Area, and do actually have a bit more time than
>> usual tomorrow and Friday.
>> What kinds of things did you want to cover, Jim? DNS at Noisebridge,
>> or DNS in general?
>> I can explain the state of both of those things. Would there be a
>> time coming up?
>> --j
>> On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net>
>> > jim, I would recommend bumping these requests again sometime in mid
>> > January, as both Ben and Andy are either currently in or on their
>way to
>> > Hamburg for 29C3. Jof might be around but if he has any sense of
>> > he's hopefully sipping rum somewhere on the Cayman Islands.
>> > (even though I don't know how the current network works now) I'll
>be in
>> > Mexico until Friday the 4th, and I imagine that Danny is already
>> > to Great Brittan Land.
>> >
>> > If the network/internet goes down at Noisebridge in the next two
>> > please print out and read the following troubleshooting
>> >
>> > * Noisebridge and its infrastructure are provided by volunteers for
>> > and such should not be considered at mission critical.
>> > * Depending on Noisebridge for your personal or professional work
>> > foolhardy at best.
>> > * Proper hackers don't require the internet to hack.
>> > * Muddy Waters, Mission Creek Cafe and Ritual all provide free
>> > * Use the back of this paper print out to write messages and pass
>> > around the space in order to simulate the usage of the internet
>> > withdrawal.
>> >
>> > Thanks! :D
>> >
>> > --
>> > Rubin
>> > rubin at starset.net
>> >
>> >
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