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Old 02-29-2008, 09:46 AM   #1
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DNS cache on Slackware 10.2

Hi guys,

Is there a DNS cache on Slackware 10.2?

I can perform a DNS lookup on my Slackware 10.2 box (either by pinging something by name or browsing to a website) perfectly. The IP address comes back from my Bind DNS server and all is well.

If however, if I take the network DNS server off line and perform the same ping / web browsing operation again - it fails (as the DNS server is no longer there).

Does Slackware not have a DNS cache locally? I would have expected it to remember the IP address of the box I pinged (assuming the TTL hasn't expired).

Am I missing something?

Old 02-29-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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No, Slackware has nothing in the way of a DNS cache (unless you set up BIND locally to do that).
Old 03-02-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info.

Old 03-03-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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does anyone know how to set up a DNS cache ?


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