[ILUG] caching DNS server for home network
higels at tcd.ie
Mon Nov 26 11:21:52 GMT 2001
I've decided to get a caching DNS server running on my Debian/alpha box at
home. I'd also like it to be able to resolve the names of the machines on
my network back to IP addreses. (they all have a domain suffix of .local).
I had heard good things about djbdns so over the weekend, gave installing
dnscache a go. After fiddling around with all the djb-isms, I got dns
cache up and running, but found that after accepting a request to resolve
a name by a client, it let the query time out... I would have expected it
to send the query on to one of the Indigo DNS servers, as I had
22.214.171.124 in root/servers/@
Having read up a bit more on it now, I realize I'll need to get tiny-dns
running to act as a nameserver for my local domains. Is this overkill? I'm
beginning to think so.
My questions are these:
Has anyone here done this before, and did they get it working?
Am I making life more difficult for myself by using djbdns, and if so, can
anyone name a lightweight alternative?
Just so you know, I access the net at home over a dial up.
Help much appreciated,
PS: Congrats to all concerned on bringing Alan Cox over. Really enjoyed
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