Does NAT require DNS (named)?

Darek M darek at
Thu Apr 8 21:34:18 UTC 2010

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? 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?

I normally run a copy of djbdns on the private IP, having private 
clients use that for DNS.  Alternately, the private clients could just 
use your ISP's caching servers, which should work without any other 
configuration (possibly an allowance on the firewall).

- Darek

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