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Old 09-15-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
xzone
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Question DNS resolvers setup/installation ?


Hi all !

A basic but a tricky question though [atleast for me ]

Ok, here it goes, we all use DNS resolvers on our servers, local machine, etc. They are necessary for resolving the domain names, etc.

OpenDNS is one of the free DNS resolver providers, I use it as for now.

Well, what I want is, to have my own DNS resolvers. ie: I dont want to use my ISPs or any other DNS providers' resolvers, but mine. Such that I can put them in the DNS settings [/etc/resolv.conf] & use them directly.

Can someone please guide me through the exact process required into this? Also, what sort of hardware is required into such a setup?

Any help/assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you,
 
Old 09-15-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
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Hi

What you want to do, is to install a caching name server. There are lots of howtos for any distro, so it wouldn't be difficult to find one that fits your specs.
And you don't need any special hardware to run a dns server.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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Hi

What you want to do, is to install a caching name server. There are lots of howtos for any distro, so it wouldn't be difficult to find one that fits your specs.
And you don't need any special hardware to run a dns server.
Thank for your reply. I've installed djbDns DNS server on a Debian5 machine, & setup the caching nameserver now. But I cant go any further anymore Could you please provide me some helpful links. I'm ready to switch to any OS you suggest. The easy/secure, the better Thanks again,
 
Old 09-15-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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But I cant go any further anymore
Not enough detail. Give exact cmd/output/error msgs.
 
Old 09-15-2009, 09:04 PM   #5
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Hi.

I use pdnsd - local DNS cache proxy. It cache DNS replays and next time return answer much quicker. Works just perfect for my. One can add any IP addresses or remove manually, or leave it for the program.

Read about it, very simple, nearly nothing to configure.
 
Old 09-19-2009, 10:42 AM   #6
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Hi.

I use pdnsd - local DNS cache proxy. It cache DNS replays and next time return answer much quicker. Works just perfect for my. One can add any IP addresses or remove manually, or leave it for the program.

Read about it, very simple, nearly nothing to configure.
Thank you I'll try that..
 
  


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