Learning CoreDNS (O'Reilly)
Friday, 27 September 2019

This practical book, with the subtitle Configuring DNS for Cloud Native Environments, shows developers and operators working with Docker or Linux containers how to use the CoreDNS standard DNS server with Kubernetes. It covers the basics of DNS, including how it functions as a location broker in container environments and how it ties into Kubernetes. Authors John Belamaric and Cricket Liu show how to configure CoreDNS using real-world configuration examples to achieve specific purposes.



Author: John Belamaric and Cricket Liu
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: September 2019
Pages: 206
ISBN: 978-1492047961
Print: 1492047961
Kindle: B07X89NJ12
Audience: Developers working with containers
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Category: Systems Management


  • Dive into DNS theory: the DNS namespace, domain names, domains, and zones
  • Learn how to configure your CoreDNS server
  • Manage and serve basic and advanced zone data with CoreDNS
  • Configure CoreDNS service discovery with etcd and Kubernetes
  • Learn one of the most common use cases for CoreDNS: the integration with Kubernetes
  • Manipulate queries and responses as they flow through the plug-in chain
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the availability and performance of your DNS service
  • Build custom versions of CoreDNS and write your own plug-ins


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