Does NAT require DNS (named)?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Apr 8 21:04:46 UTC 2010

On Apr 8, 2010, at 1:57 PM, Gary Dunn wrote:
> Continuing the saga of building a wireless access point, what is the best way to provide DNS service to the dowstream network?

Run a nameserver?

> Seems like all I need is a simple pass-through. For that named seems like overkill. Anyone have an /etc/named/named.conf that does that?

named is fine, although I was happier with it's security history in the prior millennium than I am recently.  But, if you don't want to run your own nameserver, point them toward nameservers run by your upstream network provider...


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