Dates: 13-14 October 2021
Location: APNIC Office / Online


The Domain Name System (DNS) is a critical part of the Internet infrastructure and the largest distributed Internet directory service. DNS translates names to IP addresses, a required process for web navigation, email delivery, and other Internet functions. This course covers the essential concepts to help you understand how DNS works, as well as practical DNS server setup guide to manage your domains.

Target Audience

This course is designed for systems engineers and administrators who will be managing their DNS infrastructure.


It is assumed that participants have a good understanding of networking fundamentals and a basic knowledge of Unix/Linux.

Workshop topics

Forward DNS

  • Domains and Zones
  • Root servers
  • Recursive and Authoritative DNS
  • Resource Records
  • Installation and Configuration

Reverse DNS

  • Reverse DNS
  • APNIC Reverse DNS delegation
  • Reverse Queries
  • Troubleshooting and FAQs for Helpdesk

Workshop Items

  • Agenda (includes links to presentations and schedule)
  • Instructors: Arth Paulite (DNS Jedi Master), Sheryl (Shane) Hermoso (DNS Padawan)
  • dns-20211013-online.txt
  • Last modified: 2021/10/13 11:23
  • by sheryl