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EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: DNSSEC: What Is It Good For?

Apr 12, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlie Schluting)

[ Thanks to mph for this link. ]

"DNSSEC, which stands for DNS Security Extensions, is a method by which DNS servers can verify that DNS data is coming from the correct place, and that the response is unadulterated. In this article we will discuss what DNSSEC can and cannot do, and then show a simple ISC Bind 9.3.x configuration example.

"DNSSEC is a public/private key system. This means that the owner of a DNS zone has a private key and a public key. Using the private key to digitally sign a zone will allow anyone with the zone's public key to verify that the data is authentic..."

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