DNS resource links
RFCs are the definitive source for all DNS specifications. Here are links to the
standard DNS RFCs and RFCs that define additional record types that HexDns recognizes:
||Domain names -- concepts and facilities
||Domain names -- implementation and specification
||New DNS RR definitions
||A means for expressing location information in the Domain
For additional DNS-related RFCs (more are added all the time), see the RFC index.
For learning about the DNS, you will probably find the following books more helpful
than the RFCs:
Illustrated, Volume 1 :
by W. Richard Stevens
This classic text clearly describes the
low-level details of all the common TCP/IP protocols, including DNS. Highly recommended if
you need to understand what is going on "underneath the hood" of Internet
by Paul Albitz and Cricket Liu
Another classic text,
this time focusing on the everyday practical matters of setting up zones, resources
records, and BIND server software on UNIX.
by Paul Albitz, Matt Larson, Cricket Liu
is basically the NT version of DNS and BIND. It emphasizes Microsoft's DNS server
You can also get a lot of good DNS information online at these sites:
DNS Resources Directory (DNSRD)
A comprehensive compilation of DNS-related documents, sites, software, and more.
DNS LOC: Geo-enabling the Domain Name
A compendium of information on the LOC (location) resource record, which returns
geographic coordinates for a given server.
Acme Byte and Wire
DNS specialist company started by Cricket Liu and Matt Larson (see books above). Their
site includes a question and answer forum called Ask