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Open Source Training: (gleicher Kurs auf deutsch)

DNS and Bind

basics of the domain name system

The domain name system (DNS) is the internet's heartbeat. It provides the directory of computer names and IP addresses, comparable to the telephone book connecting names and phone numbers as a directory. Any time you are using the internet via a browser, FTP-program or Email application, you rely on the continuous service of the domain name system.

The DNS is:

Who should participate in this training course?

Network technicians, network designers, system administrators - in short, everyone in charge of design, planning or operation of DNS and TCP/IP based networks.


3 days, 1,510.00 € + 16% vat = 1,751.60 €

Full eight clock hours per day, complete set of literature, WiFi, complimentary notebook, full board, drinks (selected wines are charged separately), pastries, homemade cakes, sauna, social program

Extended/reduced amenities on demand:

Surcharge per guest night in two bed rooms (spacious and comfortable rooms) 59.00 € + 5% vat = 61.95 €per night
Surcharge per guest night in the Linuxhotel-flat share 83.00 € + 5% vat = 87.15 €per night
Surcharge per guest night in single rooms (depending on availabity, early reservation recommended) 129.00 € + 5% vat = 135.45 €per night
Reduction for half board instead of full board accomodation -29.00 € + 16% vat = -33.64 €per day
Reduction w/o social program -8.00 € + 16% vat = -9.28 €per evening

Tax deductibility * Terms of cancellation


Please select your favourite reservation date


Our Trainer Carsten Strotmann has been working for over 15 years with Linux/Unix and DNS in TCP/IP networks. Since 2003, he is coaching the training program DNS specialists Men & Mice and is conducting world-wide training courses on the topics DNS, DNSSEC, DHCP and IPv6. Carsten is cooperating closely with producers of DNS software zusammen (ISC BIND, NLNetLabs NSD/unbound and Microsoft DNS) and is an active contributor to the RIPE und IETF DNS task forces.

prerequisites for attending

The training course will be conducted in english langugage, also courseware and the majority of internet sources will be available in english.

Basic knowledge of the Unix/Linux command line (shell) will be assumed as prerequisite , as well as basic knowledge about Unix/Linux-based TCP/IP networks.

If you feel uncertain on this point, we look forward to assist you via email or phone * (call +49-201 8536-600 on weekdays between 9-17 hours to reach Martin Gerwinski or Laura Trinowitz) .

Course contents

History of the DNS

Basic DNS theory

DNS in practice


Master file format and resource records

Name server configuration and administration

Resolver theory and configuration

Basic name server security



Course schedule

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