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

jim jim at well.com
Thu Dec 27 17:33:10 UTC 2012

Excellent and many thanks! Let me know where 
you are generally so I can come over and bite 
your ankles if you don't show up. Lemme know 
on which Tuesday afternoon, 3 to 4:30 PM, you 
want to talk: any Tuesday starting with Jan 8. 

On Thu, 2012-12-27 at 15:54 +0100, Ben Kochie wrote:
> 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 
>         withou
>          t
>         blowing somebody's expectations to 
>         smithereens. 
>         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). 
>         jim 
>         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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