North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

How DNS Works

When: Tue September 11, 2007 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Kyle Rankin

Location: O'Reilly Media

In this talk Kyle will cover the basics of how DNS (Domain Name System) works. The talk will include a short history of the service, how it works today, and a step-by-step walk-through of what happens between entering a domain into a web browser and getting back an IP address. Also covered is how you could use this new-found knowledge to take down the Internet. Specific implementations of DNS (BIND, djbdns, PowerDNS) will not be covered.

Published Tue 11 September 2007 by Kyle Rankin