Windows 2000 DNS (Landmark)
||Author: Herman Knief, Roger Abell, Jeffery Graham, Andrew Daniels, Jeffrey Graham|
List Price: $39.99
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Publisher: Que (19 April, 2000)
Sales Rank: 78,549
Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Plenty of info, poorly written & organized.
I echo others' sentiments: this book contains some great information, but uses a very poor writing style. Regardless of any technical book's level of quality content, a poor writing style can render it useless. The authors--in their commendable attempt to include the most minute details of DNS--ramble on incessantly (sometimes incoherently), leaving the reader dazed & confused. There is some great information here, but I find myself reading passages 3-4 times to understand the concepts. This book could've had great potential, but the editor was asleep at the wheel.
Rating: 1 out of 5
A major disappointment
I purchased this with the idea of walking through it to setup a test server environment with multiple zones and domain names. This book goes on and on about concepts of how it all works, but never gets down to the bottom line of - setup your domain this way and this is how the domain appears and how to access from the Internet. Do yourself a favor and find another book.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great for Setup short on Explanations
This is a hard book for me to rate. On the one hand this book had enough information and examples to make it easy for me to upgrade our DNS Server to Windows 2000, setup a separate Windows 2000 DNS Server at a satellite office from scratch, add a Secondary DNS Server for the Network. The book also has plenty of information on different settings for DNS and how to make it work with DHCP and WINS. Lot's of info on maintenance tools and commands and how they work. However I felt the book really missed being a great book by not completely explaining how DNS works. There just isn't enough written on how and why it works and not nearly enough examples. Like I said it is hard to say because maybe the full explanations and more examples would just be overkill or in the end they don't help with setup but just confuse. So if you want info on how to setup a DNS Server on Windows 2000 this is the book for you, If you want to know how DNS works across the internet and interacts with other operating systems and networks I have to say look elsewhere.
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