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

jim jim at well.com
Thu Dec 27 05:05:12 UTC 2012

    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 good
> time coming up?
> --j
> On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 1:06 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
> > 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 fun
> > he's hopefully sipping rum somewhere on the Cayman Islands. Additionally
> > (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 heading
> > to Great Brittan Land.
> >
> > If the network/internet goes down at Noisebridge in the next two weeks,
> > please print out and read the following troubleshooting instructions...
> >
> > * Noisebridge and its infrastructure are provided by volunteers for free
> > and such should not be considered at mission critical.
> > * Depending on Noisebridge for your personal or professional work is
> > foolhardy at best.
> > * Proper hackers don't require the internet to hack.
> > * Muddy Waters, Mission Creek Cafe and Ritual all provide free internet.
> > * Use the back of this paper print out to write messages and pass it
> > around the space in order to simulate the usage of the internet during
> > withdrawal.
> >
> > Thanks! :D
> >
> > --
> > Rubin
> > rubin at starset.net
> >
> >
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