Live eTutorial: DNS Fundamentals

15:00 - 04 February 2021
18:30 - 04 February 2021
Time shown in UTC +10:00

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The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical part of the Internet infrastructure and the largest distributed Internet directory service. DNS translates names to IP addresses, a required process for web navigation, email delivery, and other Internet functions. This course covers the essential concepts to help you understand how DNS works, as well as practical DNS server setup guide to manage your domains.


This online tutorial is fee-free.

Target audience

Systems engineers / administrators who will be managing DNS infrastructure.


It is assumed that participants have a working knowledge of basic linux commands and how to use a router command line interface.


Course outline

DNS Technical Overview

  • Domains and Zones
  • Root servers
  • Recursive and Authoritative DNS
  • Forward and Reverse DNS
  • Resource Records

DNS Operations

  • Installation and Configuration
  • Creating Zones
  • DNS Queries and Timing Parameters
  • Zone Delegation

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers for the hands-on lab exercises.

Local Contact

APNIC Training
Email: training@apnic.net