Setting up a Caching DNS Server in Ubuntu Server 14.04

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9 Responses

  1. johan says:

    ok, got some problems with this article,

    Where do the ct11 and the ldap come from? noticed they also have different ip’s? are they different servers? Do i need them to let the dns work?

    Also, in the reverse lookup zone part, where does the db.127 come from and why do i need to call the db for tecmintlocal dbtecmintlocal192? Is that 192 something you created or is it functional?

    thanks for the help.

  2. deheugden says:

    Will this tutorial work with Ubuntu 18.04 and can i use this Linux DNS as a forwarder for my active directory domain?

  3. situhuilan says:

    I want to know pdnsd root name server queries how to achieve?

  4. @ Ragu Bhat Whats the Expire value you using ?

  5. David Brown says:

    Unless you are masochistic, or have a very complex setup, use dnsmasq rather than bind. It is much simpler, much lighter in resources, and has a better security record.

  6. Ragu Bhat says:

    The local DNS cache disappears on a reboot as it was held in memory. What to do? Try installing a caching nameserver ‘pdnsd’ which writes back the cache to your local disk on a reboot, reusing the same cache after the reboot of the system.

    apt-get install pdnsd

  7. helloworld says:

    ns IN A
    delete dot

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