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Domain Name Server (207)

This topic has a weight of 8 points and contains the following objectives:

Objective 207.1; Basic DNS server configuration (3 points)

  • Candidates should be able to configure BIND to function as a caching-only DNS server. This objective includes the ability to convert older BIND configuration files to newer format, managing a running server and configuring logging.

Objective 207.2; Create and maintain DNS Zones (3 points)

  • Candidates should be able to create a zone file for a forward or reverse zone or root level server. This objective includes setting appropriate values for records, adding hosts in zones and adding zones to the DNS. A candidate should also be able to delegate zones to another DNS server.

Objective 207.3; Securing a DNS server (2 points)

  • Candidates should be able to configure a DNS server to run as a non-root user and run in a chroot jail. This objective includes secure exchange of data between DNS servers.

    Note The following chapters regarding DNS still mention the upgrade from BIND 8 to BIND 9. The LPIC-2 exam focuses on BIND 9, which is what you should focus on when studying for the LPIC-2 exam.