Running DNS locally?

Derek Carter goozbach at friocorte.com
Tue Dec 11 09:17:13 MST 2007


Steve wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Recently I my ISP appears to have had a DNS outage and it got me
> thinking, maybe I should run a DNS server here locally for the
> computers on my own LAN.
> Has anyone on the list tried doing it?  If so what was your
> experience.  What hardware/software did you run.  Did it end up
> working well?
> 
If you are talking about a caching-only DNS server, it's more than worth
it.

And it's literally this easy( on a fedora based distro )


[root at ord-mandell ~]# yum install caching-nameserver

[root at ord-mandell ~]# /etc/init.d/named start

[root at ord-mandell ~]# chkconfig named on


[root at ord-mandell ~]# cat /etc/resolv.conf
  search friocorte.com
  nameserver 127.0.0.1

Cool!, no?

If you are talking about Authoritive DNS then use something like 
opendns.com or everydns.net

--
Derek aka goozbach



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