Bind as a chaching nameserver

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Wed Apr 26 07:05:16 UTC 2006


just set the forwarders to another nameserver in the named.conf and that's

this will speed up SA massively.


On 4/25/06, Richard Collyer <richard at> wrote:
> 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
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