Running DNS locally?

Nicholas Leippe nick at
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 


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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