Practical BIND 9 Management - 1/5. Setting up, managing and using logs.

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Carsten Strotmann has 20 years of professional experience in open source networking, including both operations and training.

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BIND 9 can produce an extensive array of log messages and metrics. Experienced DNS administrators plan ahead to capture the most important metrics and logs, and to leverage available open source tools for capturing and analyzing them. This series of five webinars, presented by Carsten Strotmann, will cover best practices and tips for monitoring and managing your BIND 9 deployment. Sessions 1, 2, and 3 are appropriate for both Authoritative and Recursive applications. Sessions 4 and 5 are primarily focused on Authoritative applications. Session Topics: Session 1: Monitoring, part 1 - Setting Up, Managing and Using Logs Session 2: Monitoring, part 2 - Long-Term Statistics Monitoring and Log Analysis Session 3: Load Balancing With DNSdist Session 4: Dynamic Zones, part 1 - Basics Session 5: Dynamic Zones, part 2 - Advanced Topics The logging templates recommended in Session 1 can be found at --- Learn more at ISC is the developer and maintainer of the BIND 9 software system. This work is supported by software support contracts; no purchase is required to attend these training sessions or to download and use the open source. If your company or organization is interested in purchasing professional support for BIND 9 and supporting ISC’s development work, please complete our contact form.
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Internet Systems Consortium is a non-profit corporation dedicated to developing software and offering services in support of the Internet infrastructure. ISC develops and distributes three open source Internet networking software packages: BIND 9, ISC DHCP, and Kea DHCP. BIND 9, ISC’s Domain Name System (DNS) software program, is widely used on the Internet by enterprises and service providers, offering a robust and stable platform on top of which organizations can build distributed computing systems. ISC DHCP and Kea implement the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for connection to an IP network. Kea DHCP is ISC newer DHCP software, and is designed for modular extension, dynamic reconfiguration, and high performance. In addition to our open source software, ISC also operates critical Internet infrastructure in the form of the F-Root server, one of the 13 Internet root name servers that power the global Internet. ISC is supported through the sale of annual support subscriptions for our open source software. These support services also include advance notification of security vulnerabilities, and in some cases, non-public software extensions. For more information please visit or email us at