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Archived Manual: 3-DNS Administrator Guide, version 1.0.6
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Original Publication Date: 03/01/2010

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Introduction to 3DNS Controller

Welcome to the 3DNS Controller

Features

What's new in this version

Conventions used in this manual

Typographic conventions
Terminology conventions

Preparing for Installation

General network considerations

Planning the primary DNS

Working with a primary DNS outside of your network
Migrating the primary DNS to a 3DNS Controller
Using a 3DNS Controller as your primary DNS

Integrating 3DNS Controllers

Working with a single 3DNS Controller
Working with multiple 3DNS Controllers

Working with international versions

Differences between US and international 3DNS Controllers
Configuring international 3DNS Controllers
Allowing communications between US and international
3DNS Controllers
Allowing communications between international 3DNS
Controllers and BIG/ip Controllers
Allowing communications between US 3DNS Controllers
and international big3d utilities

Understanding virtual servers

The iQuery protocol

Setting up the big3d utility

Understanding probing

Path probing and the discovery factory
The probing and discovery process

Port and protocol usage

Installation Procedures

Installation requirements

Packing list

Environmental requirements and usage guidelines

Installation tasks

Doing a first-time installation
Upgrading an earlier version

The First-Time Boot utility

Running the First-Time Boot configuration utility

F-Secure SSH client

Transferring and installing the F-Secure SSH client
Using UNIX

After installation

Configuring a 3DNS Controller

Configuration overview

Configuration tasks

Enabling encryption on US 3DNS Controllers
Adding big3d to a BIG/ip Controller
Defining a wide IP
Defining data collectors and data copiers
Configuring iQuery options

Reference material

The 3DNS Maintenance menu
Understanding the wide IP key
Understanding TTL variables
Troubleshooting configuration problems

Load Balancing

How does load balancing work?

Load balancing modes

Dynamic modes
Static modes
Specialized modes

Load balancing examples

Configuring a standby data center
Configuring alternate modes
Using multiple resource pools
Configuring for e-commerce

Web Administration

Starting 3DNS administration

Setting user access privileges for administration and statistics

Statistics

BIG/ip Controller statistics
Host statistics
Virtual server statistics
Path statistics
Local DNS statistics
Wide IP statistics
Summary statistics
Global variable statistics
Documentation

Administration

Commands
Configuration

Statements and Comments

Statements

Syntax rules
The globals statement
The bigip statement
The host statement
The wide IP statement
The topology statement

Comments

Additional System and Network Configuration

Changing passwords for the 3DNS Controller

Changing the 3DNS Controller password
Changing passwords and adding new user IDs

Configuring Sendmail

Customizing the /etc/sendmail file

Enabling dynamic routing

Glossary

3DNS Controller Configuration Checklist

Overview

3DNS Controller Configuration Checklist

The wideip.conf File

Overview

Working with static and dynamic wideip.conf files

Example: 3DNS Controller configuration file

Understanding cur_ values

How cur_ values are used

Utilities and Scripts

Utilities

3dparse
watchdog-named
3ndc
named
ndc
Configuring syslog for 3DNS messages
thttpd

Scripts

File location
3dns_admin_start
3dns_auth
3dns_dump
3dns_mode <conf | watch>
3dns_sync
3dns_web_passwd
big3d_check
big3d_install
big3d_restart
dynamic_wideip
edit_wideip
install_key and F5makekey
print_3dvips
static_wideip

BIND 8 Configuration Information

BIND 8 overview

Statements

acl statement
include statement
key statement
logging statement
options statement
server statement
zone statement

Comments

Converting older configuration files to BIND 8 format

DNS Resource Records

What are resource records?

Types of resource records

Common types
Other types