Chapter 11. Advanced Features and Security

"What's the use of their having names," the Gnat said, "if they won't answer to them?"

In this chapter, we'll cover some of the Microsoft DNS Server's more advanced features and suggest how they might come in handy in your DNS infrastructure. We cover some new ways to make changes to zone data, how DNS is linked with WINS and what to do about it, load balancing, using forwarders to set up a sitewide cache, and IPv6. We cover DNS security as well, though we save some of the hardcore firewall material for Chapter 16.