Running DNS locally?

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at
Tue Dec 11 10:43:27 MST 2007

On 11 Dec 2007, at 09:18, Nicholas Leippe wrote:

> 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.

Here is another vote for djbDNS (aka TinyDNS).  I installed it once  
and have been using it for years.  It works great.

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