Running DNS locally?

Nicholas Leippe nick at leippe.com
Tue Dec 11 09:18:30 MST 2007


djbdns (dnscache) works fantastic for this.
Just install it with your distro's packagemanager, then run:

$ dnscache-setup

Accepting the defaults will get you a local, caching dns server that uses the 
global root servers.  Takes literally about 5 seconds to configure.

If you want it to check your ISP's dns servers first, just prepend them to the 
file: 

/var/dnscache/root/servers/@

then add svscan to your start up scripts and start it up.
No hassles. No maintenance.

I use this on all of my desktops.



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