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uid0sd 02-13-2007 06:34 PM

Network settings / DNS Server settings
 
Is it good or bad practice to setup workstations to use several different valid DNS servers??? The current workstation I'm using now is set to the company's nameservers & I also have it set to use my home ISP's DNS servers.

Shouldn't this be better than just using 2 nameservers?

gilead 02-13-2007 06:38 PM

Are you talking about nameserver entries in /etc/resolv.conf? I think it's good practice - particularly if you know there are reliability problems with the servers you have access to.

I don't recommend using the root servers, but others may disagree. Were you having a problem with DNS resolution?

uid0sd 02-13-2007 06:42 PM

Yes in /etc/resolv.conf or System Preferences or wherever the network settings may be for that matter...

uid0sd 02-22-2007 03:39 PM

I found this DNS related article the other day, thought it
might be kinda' pertinent...

http://lifehacker.com/software/dns/s...dns-212589.php

http://opendns.com/


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