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What’s An Authoritative DNS Server?
This tutorial will be showing you how to set up and run your own authoritative name server on Debian 10 Buster with the widely-used BIND 9 software. Note : This tutorial shows the command-line method. It provides authoritative answers to DNS resolvers like 8. To follow this tutorial, you should have already bought a domain name.
So, what is a DNS server? A DNS server is a service that helps to resolve a fully qualified domain name FQDN into an IP address and additionally, perform a reverse translation- translation of an IP address to a user-friendly domain name. Why is name resolution important? Well, computers locate services on servers using IP addresses. However, IP addresses are not as user-friendly as domain names and it would be a big headache trying to remember each IP address that is associated with every domain name.
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