Hosts/dns contention in FBSD 5.4

J. T. Farmer jfarmer at
Wed Oct 5 09:50:43 PDT 2005

Malcolm Kay wrote:

>On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 11:06 am, Jeremy Bogan wrote:
>>You could try running a caching DNS server locally, DjbDNS is
>>simple to setup and get going.
>Yes, I have thought that maybe a local simple caching dns 
>server would help; and if I can't otherwise fix the problem 
>I'll give it a go. And I appreciate your suggestion of 
>It does seem however that this should not be necessary.

It is necessary when you have multiple machines and you take away
the connection to their DNS.

So, you have a couple of choices.  the first is to setup each machine
such that it refers to it's local files first, then looks for the remote DNS
or you setup a local caching server.  Personally, I would go for the
second choice. A local server can be responsible for DNS for all
local machines (including itself) as well as referring & caching external
lookups.  this makes life a lot simpler for configuring the other


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