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Securing DNS and BIND

Michael D. Bauer Issue #78, October 2000 Decreasing the vulnerability of your DNS server is largely a matter of staying current and private. In the SANS Institute’s recent consensus document “How to Eliminate the Ten Most Critical Internet Security Threats” (www.sans.org/topten.htm), the number-one category of vulnerabilities reported by survey participants was BIND weaknesses. BIND, of course, is the open-source software ...

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Securing Name Servers on UNIX

Nalneesh Gaur Issue #68, December 1999 Because the DNS plays such a vital role in the Internet, it is important that this service be protected and secured. The Domain Name System (DNS) is essential to the functioning of the Internet. The DNS organizes the Internet into distributed hierarchical domains. This hierarchical domain structure provides ease of administration and scalability. It ...

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