Cndnsd Vrsn: 4 PM Thursday June 1 ACS Room 123-DNS and BIND
The next meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be held at
4:00 P.M. on Thursday June 1.
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet's "phone book"; it's a
database that tracks names and addresses for every computer on the Internet.
Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) is the UNIX implementation of DNS.
Cricket Liu will talk about the new features in BIND 8.2.2-P5,
the latest released version of BIND (and maybe about
the new features in BIND 8.2.3 and 9.0.0, if they're
released in the mean time). These include enhanced
forwarding, incremental zone transfer, a new version of ndc,
the name daemon controller, and configurable RRset order.
Cricket Liu is the co-author of both of O'Reilly & Associates Nutshell
Handbooks on the Domain Name System, DNS and BIND and DNS on Windows NT,
and is the principal author of Managing Internet Information Services.
Cricket worked for five and a half years at Hewlett-Packard's Corporate
Network Services, where he ran hp.com, one of the largest corporate domains
in the world, and helped design the HP Internet's security architecture.
He later joined HP's consulting organization to found their Internet
Cricket left HP in 1997 to start his own company, Acme Byte & Wire, with
his friend and co-author Matt Larson. Acme Byte & Wire specializes in
consulting and training on the Domain Name System, including both the BIND
and Microsoft DNS Server implementations. Acme Byte & Wire's customers
include over 10% of Fortune 100 companies.
Currently, Cricket is working on the fourth edition of DNS and BIND.
This meeting will be in room 123 of
the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in
Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is
on the southwest corner.
Notes and resources from our other past meetings are available at
Please check in for a write-up on Steve Giles talk on open source network
We are working on some fascinating future meetings. Watch this space.
This month we have several Java-related titles
from O'Reilly & Associates, including:
From Addison Wesley, we have:
- JINI in a Nutshell, by Scott Oaks & Henry Wong
- Enterprise JavaBeans, by Richard Monson-Haefel
- Java Performance and Scalability, Server-Side Programming Techniques,
Volume 1, by Dov Bulka (this is a pre-publication book; let us know if you
like it and we'll get the final copy when it's out)
- JavaServer Pages, by Larne Pekowsky
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