For those of us that have been in this industry for a while we know that DNS can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. My first experience with DNS involved setting up DNS on an AT&T Unix server, reading and studying the O'Reily book DNS and Bind, and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. DNS is one of those subjects that if you don't work with it ever day, refershing your mind on the subject when a need arises can be rough. Nevertheless, I really can't count the times that I've seen some really hairy network issues that could've been solved hours or even days earlier if we'd just checked DNS first.
This Wednesday, November 12th 2008, at 1:00 EST I'm a guest speaker on techtalk with DNSStuff.com on DNS. Hosting the session will be DNS Stuff CTO Paul Parisi and DNS expert and author Cricket Liu. Paul is a super sharp guy and Cricket quite literally wrote the book on DNS. You can sign up for the webcast here.
I'm really excited about this session as this is a subject that we can all stand to learn a little more about. Hope to see you then.