Bind as a chaching nameserver

bsd at bsd at
Wed Apr 26 06:01:12 UTC 2006

> Hello,
> I've recently been getting a lot of trouble with SpamAssassin performing
> a lot of rDNS lookups which is causing network issues (timeouts etc to
> DNS servers).
> I am trying to install BIND (or djbdns) as a simple caching nameserver.
> Just to take some of the load off the networks DNS servers (my ISPs).
> However I am having trouble finding a good tutorial to follow.
> I've looked at
> but its mainly going on about being a nameserver which is not what I am
> after, wanting to keep it more simple than that.
> [root at brian:/usr/local/etc] $ named -v
> BIND 9.3.1
> Can anyone suggest me a good tutorial to follow, I've googled but mostly
> they are for debain/redhat and some of the commands and files are
> different.
> Cheers
> Richard


What you need is a caching DNS. See para 25.6.7. If you don't use
forwarders this will bypass your ISPs DNS.

There are other solutions too, try Google for them.


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